Documentation: Installing FreeBSD 7.0 via serial console and PXE

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Tue Jan 29 11:09:14 PST 2008

I spent 7-8 hours yesterday working on accomplishing ${SUBJECT}, and in
the process wrote a document on it.  There are scattered docs all over
the Web describing how to do this, but all of them are either outdated
or incorrect in some regards (no offence intended), hence what I wrote.

I've CC'd freebsd-stable since I think more system administrators read
that list than freebsd-doc.

I've opened a PR for getting this doc, or pieces of it, added to the
handbook or documentation tree.  Don't have the PR number yet.

I also encountered a reproducable bug with the mfs_root gzip loader (I
believe some people in the past have reported this too?), and will be
opening a separate PR for that.

| Jeremy Chadwick                                    jdc at |
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| UNIX Systems Administrator                      Mountain View, CA, USA |
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