On Mon, 11 May 2009, Vincent Hoffman wrote: > 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 >
Vince, thanks for the freebsd-on-usb link. i really appreciate your help. "Unknown giant" i still wonder why a snapshot should have a dysfunctional installer ? stable slice and partition support is key to trying or helping or contributing towards testing/coding for an evolving "unknown giant". Oh well :) Check this out http://www.twincling.org/node/237 If you scan this page for a minute, you will appreciate the overall flow of installation of Gentoo Linux. Even if you haven't tried the weekly Gentoo build, you may be encouraged to try this out ! Putting out a monthly snapshot is nice and if the people are going to not find info about 'Fixit#' and commands in the legendary handbook, that is not very helpful. thanks Saifi. the time has come ... 1227. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"