Remote re-installation of current FreeBSD system.

Julien Gormotte julien at
Fri Nov 13 20:57:07 UTC 2009

Roger <rnodal at> a écrit :

> Hello all,
> I'm in control of a dedicated server and I would like to re-install FreeBSD.
> I found the following guide:
> which seems to cover pretty much all should need but it assumes that
> I have some other OS (linux) installed, since I have FreeBSD 7.2-p4 I wonder
> if maybe there is an easier way.
> The reason for wanting to re-install is because I only have on big
> slice that covers the
> entire harddrive and I don't want that. Primarily I would like to have
> /usr/local
> in a separate slice.
> Any input, advice, tips etc would be very welcomed.
> (trying to be prepared before attempting anything)
> Thank you,
> -r
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AFAIK, it's not possible to install a BSD system from a linux system.  
I searched some time, and it does not seem to be possible.
Finally, I used mfsBSD to install. I booted on a rescue disk (Linux),  
then, I did :
dd if=mfsBSD.img | ssh remotehost dd of=/dev/sda

Then, a reboot, and I accessed the system via ssh.

Julien Gormotte

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