Ivan Voras <ivo...@freebsd.org> writes:

> 2009/1/31 Tomislav Novak <tomislav.no...@gmail.com>:
>> Hello!
>> I have set up Slackware Linux 12.0 as dom0 (Xen 3.3.1, Linux,
>> built from source) and I'm playing with FreeBSD as a domU.
>> It's currently, due to some circumstances, not possible for me to
>> install FreeBSD to a separate partition(s), so I'm using a file-backed
>> VBD. Kernel and filesystem images are those from
>>    http://www.fsmware.com/xenofreebsd/7.0/download/
>> and they work perfectly. However, the filesystem image contains only the
>> basic stuff, and I need a few more packages (e.g. newer gcc version,
>> X11 etc.). I don't have access to any other FreeBSD system so I can't
>> copy necessary files, build 8.0-CURRENT etc. Is it possible to install
>> FreeBSD from an installation media directly to the filesystem image on
>> disk?
> If the image you downloaded contains the whole FreeBSD "base" system,
> simply install whatever you need like on a normal system. See
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ for
> details.

Thanks. I'll try mounting an installation CD in domU and installing
packages from there.

What I tried so far is booting livefs, running mdconfig and trying to
install to /dev/mdX. Didn't work like I expected, though. :)

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