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Re: Netbooting FreeBSD

From: Thomas Schweikle
Subject: Re: Netbooting FreeBSD
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 01:29:13 +0200


An:     "Thomas Schweikle" <address@hidden>
Kopie:  address@hidden 
Thema:  Re: Netbooting FreeBSD

> Does FreeBSD support initrd?

Yes, sort of. The FreeBSD loader is capable of loading an hd image. You 
might specify it in loader.rc:

load /kernel
load -t mfs_root /mfsroot
echo \007\007
autoboot 10

would load kernel, then create a ram drive of type mfs_root, loading file 
mfsroot.gz into it. Beep two times, afterwards booting automatically given 
kernel after 10 seconds.

It would even be helpfull if there where some program like loader working 
with tftp to get things done. I could do

  root (nd)
  kernel /boot/netloader

to get FreeBSD up and running. But I wasn't able to find such a beast. 
Maybe someone can tell where I have to look at?


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