Steve Franks wrote: > How does one make a 'boot' disk - be it cdrom, harddrive or flash > (presuming your bios will boot from all those devices, of course)? > > 1.The handbook specifies you need to minimally copy the /bin folder to > the destination. > 2. Obviously you want a valid ufs2 partition. > 3. I've repeatedly tried setting the 'bootable' option in fdisk, and > the 'A' appears next to the slice, but everytime I reboot it > dissappears, even after a 'W' command, so I'm going to try to get this > to go without using sysinstall by a manual copy, if I can. > 4. Windows partitions need some special files, i.e. ntldr, at a > special location on the boot partiton - equivalent in bsd? Or does the > loader just look for /bin and load the kernel from there? > 5. bootloader seems to work when I put the disk in the new computer - > get F1 and F2, but nothing else happens. > > Basically I'm trying to make an 'image' - put a fresh disk in my > working system, format it, make it boot, at least to sysinstall, so I > can put it in my other system that has no floppy or cdrom to install > from, and get things rolling over the network card. I was thinking I > could just do this with a single partition on the target disk, like > the install cdrom's do. I want to turn a harddisk into an install > cdrom, and then have it install to itself, a dangerous idea, no doubt, > but it appears that it could work, I just can't get the new disk to > boot in the new system. > > Thanks, > Steve >
Is there a reason why you can't finish the installation on your working system, and then move the disk to the new machine and just boot your newly installed system? -- R _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"