install freebsd from inside another operating system

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Dec 8 05:43:11 PST 2008

I'm just wondering if it is possible to install FreeBSD from inside a bootstrap 
operating system such as a knoppix or ubuntu preinstall?

Reason I'm asking is that my boss is asking about getting another commodity 
server using a provider that doesn't offer freebsd. We do get KVM over IP 
however, and I assume that really clever people might know how to handle this 
sort of thing if they have console access.
Robin Becker

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