Automated Reinstall

Dominic Mitchell dom at happygiraffe.net
Mon Aug 12 13:15:46 BST 2002


On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 10:54:19AM +0100, Mark Fowler wrote:
> Good Morning (and delurk :-) )

Howdy.

> I'm looking into getting FreeBSD to install (well, reinstall)  
> automatically on some dev machines - basically I want to record the
> current configuration (more or less) and create a CD for each machine that
> when inserted into the drive and booted from reinstalls the machine.
> 
> I was wondering if anyone could point me to some helpful documentation -
> I've seen what the handbook has to say on this, and I've seen the
> Jumpstart Guide. Basically I've got as far as realising I need an
> install.cfg file, but not finding any documentation (sans skeleton
> files) on what this should contain.

Try doing "man sysinstall".  That should describe the file format.  If
it's not installed, go direct to source instead:

    nroff -man /usr/src/release/sysinstall/sysinstall.8| less

-Dom




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