Re: Booting to Sysinstall
- From: NetOpsCenter <noc@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:31:15 -1000
Christer Hermansson wrote:
Jerahmy Pocott wrote:I use the attach a CD Rom method on many servers I have built and it works fine unless the HD is too big for the bios on the motherboard. Sometimes you can load FreeBSD 7 on an HD on another box successfully, but if the bios on the box it ends up on will not let it run if the HD is too big.
Okay so here is the situation:
Server has dead fd and cd drives, or maybe none at all. You want to install FreeBSD
The idea I had was to create a small partition, copy the contents of a cd into, set it
to boot off that partition, reboot and it would boot up into sysinstall.
Would this be possible? Or is it a dumb idea?
Boot from usb-memory
or use pxe
However I would choose to connect a CD-player
move the harddisk to some other machine that have a CD and do the install and then move the harddisk back.
There are several options.
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