starting sysinstall at boot time

Artis Caune artis.caune at
Tue Sep 2 11:05:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:49 PM,  <joel at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Something seems magic in freebsd: I am looking for what does start
> sysinstall at boot time when I boot from the installation CD.
> The only thing related to systinstall is the setting of the init_path variable
> in the loader.rc file but it is in comment thus the loader should finish
> by launchinig init as usual so what does make it launch sysinstall instead?

I think /sbin/init is replaced with sysinstall.

> As you may guess, my goal is to create an customized installation CD in
> order to install a network appliance wich embedds freebsd.

I also use custom install script, and I replace /etc/rc on mfs image.

Artis Caune

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