Riddle me this

Jonak jonak at hampsted.demon.co.uk
Mon May 29 11:13:54 BST 2000


Thanks for the suggestion Brian. I have a 486 sitting doing nothing here.
I'll fit it with a network card and try it first, because if I get it wrong,
it'll mean a 5 hr journey to the datacentre to fix it.

J

Brian Somers wrote:

> > Is there a way of installing freebsd on a server by way of the network
> > connection only. i.e. no diskettes or CD or even physical access to the
> > server. The only access is through its network connection. Currently it
> > runs RH 6.1 and I want to move to FreeBSD 3.4 or 4.0.
>
> I think you can probably do it, but it'll be tricky.
>
> I'd try creating a small floppy-sized partition and dd'ing the floppy
> image on there.  You should be able to boot from it and type
> ad(0,a)/kernel at the prompt to boot the boot floppy.  The rest
> should be as normal (over nfs/ftp or whatever).
>
> If you leave enough space right after the new partition you should be
> able to turn it into swap later.
>
> > --
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > J
>
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