"Geert Hendrickx" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> "FreeBSD from Scratch" describes a method for REbuilding a FreeBSD system
> entirely from sources, starting from an existing FreeBSD system.
> But I want to build a new FreeBSD system on a machine currently NOT
> running FreeBSD.  How can I do this?
> I'm used to doing this with Gentoo Linux:
> With Gentoo, one extracts a "stage" tarball to the target partition, which
> contains gcc, glibc and some other binary programs, just enough to rebuild
> itself, using a "bootstrapping" script.

With Gentoo, the "stage" tarball is also binary, isn't it?

For FreeBSD, you can download the miniinst CD image, which gives you
about the same thing as the stage tarball, except that it isn't a

Instead of "emerge system", one "makes the world" in FreeBSD.


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