install freebsd from inside another operating system

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Dec 8 10:06:20 PST 2008

Jan Henrik Sylvester wrote:
> Robin 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?
I've just finished building an image using it. Bit of a struggle as I had to 
patch one of the files and my lack of understanding of the chattr command in 
ubuntu caused me no end of problems. Basically when you run the build again 
after the first failure you need to clean up properly using chattr -R -i before 
you can even remove one of the folders.
Robin Becker

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