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?

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