sysinstall and mfs Great News and another Question

J65nko j65nko at
Tue Feb 9 18:00:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 4:41 AM, Martin McCormick
<martin at> wrote:
>        I really hate to give up on anything and I finally found
> out my problem with getting sysinstall to use the hard drive
> rather than garbaging up mfs every time. The problem is not
> something you can set in the partition editor or disklabel
> editor. It is found in the very first menu which oddly is
> numbered 2 and is the options editor. The option that makes it
> all work is one that lets you specify where you want the
> distribution to go on the drive. It is always set for you when
> using the CDROM unless you were formatting another disk so it is
> kind of easy to miss. I missed it for a week and a half.
>        Now the question. There are a bunch of functions that
> can be set in sysinstall such as the bsdlabel editor, partition
> editor and dists to name a few. It would be nice to be able to
> set that mount point in install.cfg because I am trying to make
> a script that coworkers can run to configure a system quickly
> without having to waste a week of their own trying to figure it
> all out.

IMHO it is easier to to install FreeBSD without using sysinstall at all.

See the "FreeBSD Install Without Sysinstall" guide at

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