Have a look at sysinstall(8) - the interesting bit is If sysinstall is compiled with LOAD_CONFIG_FILE set in the envi- ronment (or in the Makefile) to some value, then that value will be used as the filename to automatically look for and load when sysinstall starts up and with no user interaction required. This option is aimed primarily at large sites who wish to create a single prototype install for multiple machines with largely iden- tical configurations and/or installation options.
So you should be able to recompile sysinstall, add your script and create a new ISO from the standard install CD-ROM. Of course, that may not be as simple as it sounds - for mounting and customising the images, look at vnconfig(8) and the /usr/ports/sysutils/mkisofs port. The /usr/ports/sysutils/livecd port may be another way to do what you want - I haven't looked at it closely. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Sims" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: Building Automated Custom Install CD > Not exactly. FreeBSD From Scratch requires a working system and several other items (See #3 Prerequisites). What I am looking for is information for making install CDs (binary install is ideal) that will complete the whole process start to finish without requiring anything from the user. > > I believe a modified install CD with sysinstall scripts is required, but I am not clear on what to modify in the Boot CD configuration. > > In Linux I would simply modify the ks.cfg and burn a new CD using the modified /isolinux. Is there anything comparable on the FreeBSD boot CD? > > Thanks for responding! > > Jim > > On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 19:10:19 -0500 > "fbsd_user" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > I believe this is what you are looking for > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/fbsd-from-scratch/ > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jim Sims > > Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 3:45 PM > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: Building Automated Custom Install CD > > > > I am looking for information/pointers/HowTo about creating an > > automated custom install CD. The CD would have a sysinstall script > > and custom packages so that upon bootup it does a complete install > > without asking. (I know... Dangerous TM) > > > > For the interested this CD will be used to install FreeBSD and apps > > on a standalone headless audio recording system I have designed. > > Since it is standalone (not necessarily networked) and headless The > > whole install process must complete without user input. > > (http://www.esims.org/dal.html) > > > > As I understand FreeBSD, I could use the release process or I could > > modify a picoBSD floppy image, but I would like to "Keep It Simple > > Stupid". > > > > I have done the requisite Googling, Handbook, etc and come up with > > few answers so any help is greatly appreciated. Once I > > understand/test/prove the process I will be happy to submit it for > > Official FreeBSD documentation. > > > > Jim Sims > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"