In the last episode (Sep 24), Jerahmy Pocott said: > Okay so here is the situation: Server has dead fd and cd drives, or > maybe none at all. You want to install FreeBSD on it. > > The idea I had was to create a small partition, copy the contents of > a cd into, set it to boot off that partition, reboot and it would > boot up into sysinstall. > > Would this be possible? Or is it a dumb idea?
Definitely possible, but if you've taken the time to remove the drive and plug it into another machine with FreeBSD on it, you can save another step and just clone that system onto the new drive and remove any host-specific config, or fetch the raw distribution files and extract them onto the new drive. That way you get a working system immediately when you put the drive back in the old system. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"