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 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" Roman Bogorodskiy
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