At 08:17 AM 12/8/2008, Gerhard Schmidt wrote:
Robin Becker schrieb:
> I'm just wondering if it is possible to install FreeBSD from inside a
> bootstrap operating system such as a knoppix or ubuntu preinstall?
> Reason I'm asking is that my boss is asking about getting another
> commodity server using a provider that doesn't offer freebsd. We do get
> KVM over IP however, and I assume that really clever people might know
> how to handle this sort of thing if they have console access.
Only KVM or do you have access to a Remote console (IPMI).
You can try to boot FreeBSD from a Network but than you need access to the
Network from a running server to setup a TFTP and BOOTP Server. Much more
easy would it be just to let the Computer Center guys insert a FreeBSD CD
into the CD Drive. Thats how I install FreeBSD in remote Computer Centers.
It Might work I you generate a Harddiskimage and use your Bootstrap OS to
get it from net and write it to the Harddisk at the server. I never done
this but theoretically it should work.
As I said, the best way to du the install is to have a CD inserted and
after install simply change the bootsequence in BIOS.
Another option is install FreeBSD under VMWare ESX server. The ESX server
is now free. Loading FreeBSD is straightforward using the ISO cdrom.
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