Installing FreeBSD remotely via serial console

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Mar 4 16:45:01 UTC 2008

much better method - install via livecd, let someone start livecd, set UP 
IP, gateway, resolv.conf and start sshd
then you do the rest

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> I'm getting a new Dell server delivered to our corporate
> datacenter. There is a serial console available there.
> What is the process for installing FreeBSD remotely by logging
> in to the serial console? I'm assuming that I can get a tech
> in the datacenter to put a FreeBSD install disc into the CD
> drive, and take it from there, but I've never used a serial
> console and don't know what the process is.
> I'm trying to avoid having to either travel to the datacenter
> myself, or to get the server shipped to me here for
> installation and then shipped down to the datacenter.
> Thanks.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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