Make Release

Amitabh Kant amitabhkant at
Thu Aug 1 16:40:23 UTC 2013

Devin Teske & Rick Miller have a fairly extensive explanation on their
blogs on how to create your own modified iso's. Search the archives for
links. Hopefully they can chime in with their respective links.

I the meantime , the following link has somewhat of my own notes for
creating a custom cd;

Does not cover all points, but hopefully should give you a starting point.
My link is only applicable for bsdinstall (9.0  & 9.1) based installers.

Amitabh Kant

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Sam Fourman Jr. <sfourman at> wrote:

> one specific question I have, that I can't find in the handbook...
> To make a FreeBSD release, that is to build the install images... you build
> world, and kernel.. then go to /etc/src/release and type make release...
> after this, the release images show up in /usr/obj/usr/src/release
> What I WANT to know.. is what shell script  or file can I edit, to modify
> the install image BEFORE its created... for example say I wanted to add a
> line to /etc/rc.conf on the memstick.img file that gets created
> I understand that there may be better ways to accomplish this, but editing
> /etc/rc.conf is ONLY a example, im trying to find a simple way to create a
> "slightly" modified install media for my own internal purposes...
> eg: ssh enabled and the ethernet card set to DHCP, so I can remote
> install... I am aware of mfsBSD, as well as DruidBSD, however i'm looking
> for something simple that I can script.
> any help or thoughts is appreciated
> --
> Sam Fourman Jr.
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