sysinstall install.cfg

krad kraduk at
Thu Nov 11 15:09:06 UTC 2010

On 11 November 2010 12:12, <vrwmiller at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Hoping that someone might be able to help me here. I dynamically generate
> much of the install.cfg by running scripts that send output to files that
> are, in turn, loaded into install.cfg utilizing loadConfig. The scripts that
> are run are placed into the mfsroot in /stand and /. They send the output to
> /a.
> I do this twice before the installCommit and both scripts run and load the
> resulting configs successfully. I also run another script after the
> fails citing the script could not be found. In
> troubleshooting, I found that sysinstall is removing /stand and doing other
> stuff to / and /var. So, I know why the script cannot be found...because
> sysinstall is removing it.
> The question I have then is how can I get around this? I attempted putting
> the script above the installCommit, but the functions being performed here
> require that the base system already be in place (I'm adding packages). It
> seems that I have little choice, but to have this after the installCommit.
> Unfortunately, sysinstall wipes it out.
> Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
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have a look at the pc-bsd installer as it will let you do far more advanced
installations, and probably easier. Its been commited to head as it looks
like it going to become the standard bsd installer in the future.

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