Using Install CD To Prepare Hard Disk

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Mar 14 15:17:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 05:28:22PM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:

> I would like to use the CD install menus to only prepare the hard
> disk (Partition, Label, Format) without actually installing anything on
> the drive.  Can this be done?  There seems to be no "None" option for
> Distributions, and I cannot find the right magic to make the installer
> go ahead and prepare the drive w/o resorting to at least a minimal install.
> I assume if the answer is "no" then that means this has to be done
> manually from the fixit command line????

That is the easiest way that I know.

I think you can get past the disk build and just turn off all
the stuff to install, but doing fdisk, bsdlabel and newfs is
really quite easy and less trouble.   


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