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jhwilliams 01-29-2008 10:35 AM

Install FreeBSD from Harddrive with GRUB
 
I am wondering if there is a way to boot a FreeBSD sysinstall session from GRUB. This, for example, can be accomplished for many GNU/Linux distributions by using the appropriate installation boot kernel and initrd in the distribution release tree. I am not sure if these exist in BSD, or where to find them. My Google searches on this topic have thus far been fruitless. Why not just burn the CDs? I don't have any CDRs at the moment, but further more am ideologically opposed to CDs as a distribution medium in comparison to reasonable sources like FTP.

anomie 01-29-2008 11:22 AM

I don't know the answer, but see post #6 from this thread. Hopefully it'll give you some clues about how to approach this.

lujan 01-30-2008 06:16 PM

I've had success with this script by Dario Freni

http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.c...reebsd-hackers

Found via http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2...tick-episode-2

jhwilliams 05-26-2008 02:58 PM

lujan -

Thanks for the link. Has anyone else had luck in finding a method which does not require a pen drive - i.e. something you can do to boot right from the harddrive?

Thanks,
Jameson

x0563511 12-23-2008 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lujan (Post 3040469)

Just wanted to say thanks, lujan. I was looking for exactly that (freeBSD iso->usb converter) to start a network install from a small USB drive.


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