--- Ruslan Ermilov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> [ added freebsd-questios@ ] > > On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 02:08:59AM +0200, Thomas > Vogt wrote: > > Hello > > > > In this emails > > > <http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=244762+0+current/cvs-src> > you > > wrote that you don't install freebsd with > sysinstall. May I ask you how you > > do this? Maybe in some way like this: > > > <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/fbsd-from-scratch/>? > > > > I'm just curious. > > > Plenty of options, depending on the available > environment and > needs. > > 1) Add a spare disk to an existing FreeBSD box, and > populate > it using installworld/installkernel/distribution > targets > and specifying DESTDIR pointing to a mounted > spare disk. > > 2) Boot from live-system on CD-ROM, prepare and > partition the > disk(s), install distributions manually through > install.sh > scripts. > > 3) Boot from live-system on CD-ROM, prepare and > partition the > disk(s), CVSup, build/install from sources. > > 4) Boot in a PXE/TFTP/NFS diskless environment > (details are > in the Handbook), install distributions using a > shell > script as above. Distributions may come from > either > remote CD-ROM media, or be prepared by "make > release" > and made available over NFS to diskless clients. > A modification of this approach includes a mass > deployment > option that involves writing (relatively simple) > local > installation scripts that automate the tasks. > > Many other options... > > > Cheers, > -- > Ruslan Ermilov > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > FreeBSD committer > Out of curiosity... So If I made a custom boot cd I could boot a dead box, setup the drives and slices, CVSUP the system I want to build, tweak the build environment for the proper temporary build locations and build a system from source and install that system to the now live box, boot it and be done? I've always wondered about this because I always remake the system I've just installed because I'm usually dealing with deprecated hardware and all the architecture tweaks I could use help... If that run on is confusing basically to setup FreeBSD like a gentoo install from scratch with a system CD. also along these lines how do I make the system allow me to seed the entropy engine? Usually after an install it asks to fill in a screen full of junk, but with a custom install it doesn't do this for me, at least not the last time I tried. Just curious, especially if I attempt the above procedure. -brian _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"