install via miniroot?

Michael Moll kvedulv at
Wed Jan 19 14:19:08 UTC 2011

Hi Joel,

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 01:29:32AM -0500, Joel Heikkila wrote:
> I've tried every configuration imaginable to me but I've been unable
> to get the "standard" netboot approach (tftp the loader, then load
> kernel via NFS) to get past the NFS stage with FreeBSD.

Installation via TFTP/NFS works for me. I took the files from the
ISO-Image, uncompressed /boot/mfsroot.gz and added
'vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/md0"' to /boot/loader.conf. IIRC the last
step was/is not really documented.

What type of machine do you have and which error messages are you
getting when netbooting?

Michael Moll

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