install freebsd from inside another operating system

Tim Judd tajudd at
Mon Dec 8 12:22:47 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 6:43 AM, Robin Becker <robin at> 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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I must be honest -- if you're looking to get a FreeBSD server without the
provider offering it, and you have problems (such as an upgrade gone wrong)
-- how will you recover the system?

I don't have the comfortable warm and fuzzy feelings by doing this kind of

Have fun with it though.


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