bsd install

Brandon helsley brandon.helsley at
Tue May 5 22:55:19 UTC 2020

I know right. Why am I not assigned ipv4 address?

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Subject: Re: bsd install

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 3:34 PM Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley at<mailto:brandon.helsley at>> wrote:
When I do this I get no ip addresses for ipv4 in the resolver configuration

DNS resolution is controlled by /etc/resolv.conf not /etc/rc.conf  see man page for it

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Subject: Re: bsd install

On Tue, 5 May 2020 18:53:18 +0000, Brandon helsley wrote:
> Do I need to go through the whole installer. Once I submit it will
> make the changes without wiping my disc?

The easiest way, if you just wish to change network settings,
is to explicitely jump to that selection:

        # bsdinstall netconfig

This will bring up the "Configuring Network Interfaces" menu.

See "man bsdinstall" for details.

Further information here:

Please note that I have never personally used bsdinstall for
that specific task, so I don't know for sure if what you will
see does match the description in the handbook, but common
sense suggests that the installed system will not be wiped.

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