> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Mike Jeays" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Jerry McAllister" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: Booting FreeBSD from floppy or CD > Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:49:27 -0400 > > > On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 10:49 -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote: > > On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 01:52:07AM -0700, Stanley Wright wrote: > > > > > Hi All, > > > > Is it possible to boot FreeBSD from a floppy disk or a > > CD. I dont want > the other users to know the OS is on the > > computer. > > > > Wow, stealth FreeBSD. > > I haven't done it, but I think you can make a live CD and boot > > and run from that. But what about disk space to use - you will > > want to leave some stuff there somewhere to work on. Just > > getting it booted is not very exciting or fulfulling. Of > > course, if the other system on the machine is MS, and you squeeze > > it down to make room for some FreeBSD work space, it won't show > > up in MS. So, maybe no-one will notice the space shrinkage. > > You could go ahead and make it FreeBSD bootable too, but then > > they would see the FreeBSD boot select menu. You could put > > everything there, but replace the MBR with the MS one > > and then use the CD to start the boot and then select the FreeBSD > > slice from its menu and then just run from the disk. Then the CD > > is only needed for its MBR. I think that would work. > > > > Anyway, check the FreeBSD handbook on making a live CD and maybe > > someone else will also dip in their oar. > > > > So, what's so scarey about someone else knowing FreeBSD is on the > > machine? > > > > ////jerry > > > > > Thanks > > > Stan > > > --------------------------------- > > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > A live CD such as Freesbie and a USB memory stick for personal storage > should give you all you need. You can format the USB memory with the > FreeBSD UFS filesystem, or leave is as a DOS FAT for compatibility with > other operating systems. You won't need to change a single byte on the > hard disk, and no one will know once you go away. > > If you are thwarting company or school policy, watch out! It might be > much cheaper in the long run to buy another machine of your own. A used > computer can be had for very little, and an older one will run FreeBSD > just fine.
yerps.. I've tried Freesbie and also NetBSD live cd.. it rocks!.. or maybe u can try normal installation without bootloader writing to /mbr.. maybe u can use GRUB on floppy or any other bootloader like SBM (SmartBootmanager) on floppy and point it to your FreeBSD slice.. gud luck! p/s: pls correct me if I'm wrong TQ -- ___________________________________________________ Play 100s of games for FREE! http://games.mail.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"