bsd.rd for FreeBSD install

Mel fbsd.questions at
Tue Mar 3 09:19:18 PST 2009

On Monday 02 March 2009 08:36:39 new_guy wrote:

> We normally use OpenBSD, but would like to try FreeBSD on a test system.
> Usually, when updating from one OpenBSD release to another, we do so by
> downloading the latest bsd.rd and booting from that to complete the
> install. Our machines have no optical drives. Does FreeBSD have a similar
> method to installation?

You can use nanobsd (toolt/tools/nanobsd) on a flash card and possibly through 
PXE, but I'd never tried that. You'd still have to circumvent the bootstrap 
of making that image, unless someone on the list wants to share his nanobsd 
If the machines have floppies, there are downloadable floppy images.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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