> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Doug Hardie > Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 6:16 PM > To: freebsd-questions > Subject: Creating a custom install disk > > > I have a number of servers that I am going to be updating to FreeBSD 7 > from 6.2. I have built a new base system with all the configurations > and ports and local code that I need. This process takes about 2 days > from the distribution CDs. I need a way to clone this machine and > install on the others. > > My first idea was a custom install disk. The make release process > does not appear to do what I want. It would install a GENERIC kernel > and take the config files from the distribution. > > LiveCD was tried, but it fails with numerous attempts to write to > directories that do not exist. I expect I could manually create those > directories, but I am not sure what it would actually install since it > too builds a new GENERIC (but slightly modified) kernel. > > I tried creating a dump file of the new machine and restoring it on > the old one. I did root first and was going to then do /usr, but the > alterations to root were such that the system just couldn't keep going > through the process. That what I had expected, but it was worth a try. > > I have not tried this, but perhaps it might work. Creating the dump > files on the new machine, booting the old from the live filesystem cd, > recreating the filesystems on disk and then restoring from the dump > files on the new system. That would require a good net connection > between the 2 machines. > > Is there a better way to do this?
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