On 11/5/09 11:48, Saifi Khan wrote: > Hi all: > > Is there a way to sidestep the sysinstall during the > installation process, beyond selecting the 'location' ? > > i'm using FreeBSD 8.0 200905 i386 snapshot DVD and looking > for an approach to drive the entire installation from the > Fixit# command line console. > > i'm a experienced Gentoo Linux user. > > Any suggestions, pointers or observations ? > > Since you are using the snapshot DVD you should have the live/fixit environment which is very handy for this. I would suggest a combination of LOTS of reading and understanding of the pages at http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2006/04/13/installing-freebsd-on-usb-stick-episode-2 (which goes though the steps for partitoning and installing using fdisk and bsdlabel, adjust paths to your dvd-rom) and if you want zfs http://lulf.geeknest.org/blog/freebsd/Setting_up_a_zfs-only_system/ (goes though using gpart instead of fdisk and bsdlabel if you want to use zfs on root) should be enough to get you started. I assume you dont need too much hand holding since you want to install -CURRENT.
Vince > thanks > Saifi. > _______________________________________________ > freebsd-curr...@freebsd.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ 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"