FreeBSD CURRENT custom ISO install image: howto?
ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed Mar 16 19:19:30 UTC 2011
On 03/16/11 19:10, Al Plant wrote:
> O. Hartmann wrote:
>> I'm desperately looking for howto creating my own FreeBSD
>> 9.0-CURRENT/amd64 custom installation DVD. Google delivers a lot of
>> outdated stuff and I wasn't able to find some hints in the handbook,
>> so maybe one here can help.
>> I've already all sources via 'svn' (no CVS) on the local box. The
>> intention is to be able to use new bsdinstall instead of sysinstall
>> for having GPT partitions.
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> Aloha Oliver,
> On the list is Manolis Kiagias. He makes install disks possible.
> I also copied him on this reply. He helped me with making an install
> disk for my projects and he can most likely point you to his how to
Hello out there.
Thank you very much.
The last time I tried making a install media from a local installation
is quite a lot of years since. I found " man release(7)" very helpful,
but at the end it turns out that I didn't understood what is happening.
I tried to fullfill all prerequisites needed to make a release, i.e.
1) having a populated /usr/src (SVN managed), I recently made a 'make
buildworld', I created a suitable release-folder to chroot to for the
release and I issued MAKE_DVD=yes and MAKE_ISOS=yes to ensure the build
of ISO images for a DVD. I'll show the command issued at the end.
But the build-process seems to drop everything it builds into
/usr/src/release (from where the commande 'make release' has to be
issued as docuemnted in 'release (7)'.
Here's the command:
Folders /home/release and /usr/src exists, 'make buildworld' has been
issued and successfully finished. The following commands are issued
regarding the release (7) manpage:
make release SVNROOT=/usr/src NODOC=yes MAKE_DVD=yes MAKE_ISOS=yes\
I do not ommit TARGET_ARCH and TARGET since I do not crossbuild (I'm on
The outcome is that the make-release process seems to flood
/usr/src/release as it never 'chroot' to the given CHROOTDIR. I'm not
familiar with this and I exepct this to be a kind of mistake. Correct me
if I'm wrong.
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