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Re: using d-i to install kfreebsd-i386 from usb

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 09:50:12AM +1100, Joshua Cummings wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 23:13 +0100, Luca Favatella wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > Is there a way to use d-i to install kfreebsd-i386 from usb?
> > This could be useful to install kfreebsd-i386 (using d-i) on machines
> > without cd/dvd drive (e.g. eeepc laptop).
> > 
> I used the d-i image to install kfreebsd-i386 on my eeepc 701 a couple
> of days ago. I basically extracted the CD contents and installed GRUB to
> the USB stick. Works great.

Hackish solution. Thanks.

> Only thing I had to do is load the 'ae'
> ethernet driver manually from boot with 'kfreebsd_module_elf', otherwise
> the installer wouldn't detect any interfaces.


> I'm hoping to put together an eeepc-specific image with everything
> supported/working out of the box (the Atheros wifi will mean a custom
> kernel with non-free bits though) in the same style as the existing
> Linux image.

Instead of an eeepc-specific image, perhaps you could consider helping in using 8.0 kernel in d-i. AFAIK Atheros driver is free in 8.0.

Luca Favatella

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