How to create a FreeBSD 8.0 boot CD without boot.flp?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Feb 10 21:41:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:35:17 +0200, Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at> wrote:
>On 10/02/2010 11:10 μ.μ., Pierre-Luc Drouin wrote:
>> I would like to create a boot CD using FreeBSD 8.0 but I just noticed
>> that there is no existing boot.flp file for 8.0. What is the
>> alternative to get a boot image to create my CD image?
> You just use the boot/cdboot file from the official CD/DVD, like this
> (to write to a DVD)

FWIW, cdboot is also available at /boot of an already installed system
and it's built as part of the buildworld process, so you don't really
need to download a CD or DVD image to get it:

  % ls -l /boot/cd*
  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  1201 Feb  6 01:33 /boot/cdboot

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