a new hard-drive in a 2y/o laptop

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Thu Jan 6 23:05:02 UTC 2011

On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:54:32 -0500
Chris Brennan <xaero at xaerolimit.net> wrote:

> Next question, from this point (at the fixit prompt) can I preform a
> manual install of just base? if I can get the system installed at
> this point then all should be good when I reboot.

http://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/ZFSBootPartition has a good guide for
installing the base manually (you can ignore the gpart and zfs
commands if you want). I found I had to copy the base and kernel
directories from the install ISO to a UFS-formatted USB stick first
though since the LiveFS CD doesn't have the distributions.

Bruce Cran

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