On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 09:43:54AM -0800, Peter Steele wrote:
> Can I run sysinstall on a live system, booted say from ad0 and use it to
> install a new OS onto a second drive, say ad1? I'm trying to do something
> like this:
> sysinstall configFile=install.cfg loadConfig
> where I have the target drive identified in the sysinstall script, but it
> doesn't seem to like what I'm trying to do.
> Basically what I need to do is given a FreeBSD distribution, I want an
> automated procedure I can run on a system to build a new system with a
> specific set of packages and other customizations we need. We have this setup
> now using a PXE boot server, but I'd like something I can run interactively
> that doesn't require a boot server.
If I understand you, I think the answer is yes.
You can certainly start sysinstall on a running system.
The only thing you can't do is have it write to mounted disk space.
I don't think that is your intent, so there should be no problem.
Just be careful when you specifiy devices to write to.
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