Nicolas Gilles wrote:

> SmartOS is built to work that way, booting from an "static" ISO or USB
> or PXE, and just using the hard-drives in the system as store for the
> zones + vms, the os "drives" is loaded into memory.
> 
> In a VM, it's not going to change you much to boot form a virtual DVD
> drive vs virtual HD install, what troubles you booting from the ISO?

Sorry, I should have made myself more clear: my question about
self-contained image that does not need an ISO to boot was not SmartOS
specific, but general, mainly regarding FreeBSD images or, say, Linux
images.

> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Roman Bogorodskiy <no...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> >   gre...@freebsd.org wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Roman,
> >>
> >> > I tried this instruction and I was able to get into smartos
> >> > installation. I choose all the default options there, it reported
> >> > successful installation. Then I dropped 'ahci-cd' part, but I cannot
> >> > get
> >> > smartos boot.
> >>
> >>   For smartos, the CD should always be left there since that's the boot
> >> media. The first boot just detects that the hard drive is empty which
> >> triggers the install.
> >
> > Ah, I see. It works now, thanks!
> >
> >> > And, by the way, is it possible to run FreeBSD using UEFI?
> >> >
> >> > I encountered problems with that as well:
> >> >
> >> > https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-virtualization/2015-November/003904.html
> >> >
> >> > Any hints how to debug this are appreciated.
> >>
> >>   The VM images don't include the UEFI loader. You'll have to boot from
> >> the ISO for that, and force serial console output at the loader prompt.
> >
> > Is it possible to prepare an image that would not require booting from
> > the ISO?
> >
> > Roman Bogorodskiy
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-virtualization@freebsd.org mailing list
> https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to 
> "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"

Roman Bogorodskiy

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

Reply via email to