install freebsd from inside another operating system
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Mon Dec 8 06:07:14 PST 2008
another way - but requires more linux knowledge ( i don't have it)
1) change linux to load to ramdisk - enough of it for basic system
2) prepare your bootable hard disk image at home, same amount of sectors
3) most of it will be empty, should be gzippable to <200MB (or even 100)
4) fetch in into ramdisk of running linux
5) decompres with zcat to disk.
On Mon, 8 Dec 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.
> Robin Becker
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