Installing a FreeBSD from Scratch From a Linux Box?

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Tue Mar 21 00:07:10 UTC 2017

I do not know if it would be possible to do using a Linux media. However, 
even if it is possible it certainly would be overly complicated, and does 
not make any sense.

If you somehow cannot use the default FreeBSD installer, you can instead 
just enter in the shell, and do the process manually using the same media.

The only assistance you would need from a thirdy party would be to make the 
choice of the shell instead of the installer. However there are just three 
options, and you could indeed find the righ one (shell) by trial and error.

Best regards.

On Monday, March 20, 2017 8:12:00 PM BRT, Hunter Jozwiak wrote:
> Hi,
> I am curious as to whether or not this is actually possible. The idea
> is to install FreeBSD from scratch using a Linux live disc akin to how
> one would install Gentoo. That means that I would create the
> filesystems, mount them on partitions, download and build the sources,
> chroot in, and do configuration that way. The main reason is that
> since there is no talking live installer for the visually impaired, it
> would be difficult to get an install going without sighted assistance.
> Any thoughts/ideas are welcome.
> Hunter

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