On Friday 27 February 2009 08:48:39 Jerry McAllister wrote: > 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.
Yes for sure. You can partition secondary drives on a running system as long as the drive isn't mounted and your kern.securelevel < 2. You will need to define "doesn't seem to like what I'm trying to do" to get a more constructive answer. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"