install freebsd from inside another operating system

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Mon Dec 8 05:57:45 PST 2008

Robin Becker wrote:
> 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.
Shouldn't need console access but i've never tried it.

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