VMware FreeBSD to Physical

Milosh Djuric merithium at internode.on.net
Sat Nov 24 18:58:10 PST 2007


The rsync method sounds interesting. Could you give me a quick summary of  
what I'd need to do?


On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 02:56:23 +1030, Mark D. Foster <mark at foster.cc> wrote:

> Milosh Djuric wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've got a VMWare guest running FreeBSD 6.2 which I'd like to move to
>> a physical machine. I've tried ghosting it, but when it gets to the
>> "Default: F5 Disk0" screen (sorry, I don't know the appropriate name
>> for it), it refuses to go any further.
>> Can anything be done to fix this? Or is there a better way of doing
>> the whole procedure?
> See
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-trouble.html#Q2.11.3.3.
> Were I in your shoes I would make sure to run (revert to?) a GENERIC
> kernel in the VM then use g4u to image the entire drive(s). But this
> will only work if the destination drive is larger than the source.
> There are many things that can go wrong in this sort of procedure and
> you should plan to be cunning and persistent or fail in your attempts.
> It may be that you are using the wrong approach also, because rsync can
> be a wonderful alternative for these types of scenarios as can knoppix +
> dd + netcat.

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