bsd.rd for FreeBSD install
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 10:44:22 PST 2009
Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 10:02:25AM -0800, new_guy wrote:
>> You misunderstand. I want to install FreeBSD from a ramdisk image (bsd.rd).
> That is called md (memory disk) in FreeBSD land.
>> Is that possible? It's basically a small kernel that boots the machine,
>> formats the hard drive, setups root and installs the operating system over
> That is what sysinstall is, plus the boot. It is a program that
> builds the filesystems, sets up the system and loads everything on
> the disk. The big problem is how to boot and bring it up without
> any external media. I think some people have done it from network
> and second Hard drive boots as well as floppy and CD boots.
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One approach could be using an existing install like described here:
Or even going the nanoBSD way:
But this defeats the OP's originial intent, e.g., ramdisk
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