Em Seg, 2009-07-13 às 13:02 +0100, Mark Wallbank escreveu: > OK I know this has probably been done to death by know and I keep > hitting the same problems with the methods I have tried to find on > google and I know I could just sacrifice a laptop and do a build to > create the image or do a net (pxe) install from another NIX serverbut > it does seem to be a bit over the top. Does any body know of an easy > way to create a bootable USB install media for 7.2 using either linux > or vista (or using an option from the install dvd). I have tried some > of the tricks from openBSD and linux to no avail. > Any help appreciated... > Cheers > Mark > _______________________________________________
I did not tested but.... 1) make a FreeBSD cdrom 7.2 (600Mb) 2) a machine with NO HD, 1 pen drive (2gb), CDrom reader 3) boot from the cdrom option 6 4) make sure there is umass on the kernel=> command: load umass 5) command=> boot the machine boots, and should find an "HD" da0 6) choose a lay out of: 50Mb of swap, rest for / 7) choose minimum install than.... INSTALL 8) setup network.... reboot (remove cd from drive) the machine should run on the pen-drive... Hope this whill help. as I have several FreeBSD boxes, here I generate the pen-drive from a cd rom.... 1) insert the pen drive, the machine finds it on da0 2) fdisk -BI (wipe out the pen-drive...) 3) disklabel -wB da0s1 4) newfs da0s1a 5) mount /dev/da0s1a /mnt 6) export DESTDIR=/mnt 7) cd /cdrom (the mount point of the mounted freebsd cdrom...) go to the 7.2-release base 8) sh install.sh 9) create the /etc/fstab... on /mnt.... /dev/da0s1a / ufs rw 1 1 10) test is everything is ok.... => chroot /mnt should work.... then go back => exit 11) go to the kernel directory in the cd.... 7.2-release/kernel sh install.sh generic 12) rm -rf /mnt/boot/kernel 13) mv /mnt/boot/GENERIC /mnt/boot/kernel 14) umount /mnt 15) system should boot. _______________________________________________ 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"