Install a basic FreeBSD system

dd if=mfsbsd.iso | ssh distant.server dd of=/dev/sda
Install a basic FreeBSD system on a distant server. I use this to install FreeBSD on servers that can only boot a Linux rescue system. This sytem loads on ram when booted, so it is possible to install freely. You can even install on ZFS root !

By: gormux
2010-12-23 09:34:33

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Just to understand properly the command: you mean sending it to /dev/sda or /dev/sdaN?
leovailati · 547 weeks and 4 days ago
To /dev/sda. So when you power on the machine, it has a bootloader.
gormux · 547 weeks and 3 days ago
I recommend instead to use the depenguinator script:
Dereckson · 547 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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