On Freitag, 8. Februar 2013, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> I'd like to share a recipe that works for an extracted netboot.tar.gz:
> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -m 512 -enable-kvm -net nic -net
> user,bootfile=grub2pxe,tftp=. -serial stdio -boot n -drive
> if=ide,bus=0,file=/dev/sdX,cache=writeback -no-reboot
thanks! with that I can surely make an installation work!
> I usually remove the font.pf2 file (forcing GRUB to run in text-mode)
> and patch the grub.cfg like the attached. This automatically starts a
> pre-seeded install, and the d-i syslog gets conveniently redirected to
> qemu's stdout.
nice. though I'd actually prefer to boot the mini.iso unmodified and still get pre-seeding, is that somehow possible?
> The preseed.cfg can probably be the same as a Linux one. If you specify
> a partman-auto/disk it should probably be /dev/ada0 (first IDE whole
> disk on kfreebsd-9) or /dev/ad0 (on kfreebsd-8).
> Here's one I've had some success with:
thanks! I've now finally booted d-i on debian kfreebsd once+twice \o/ ;-)
> It can be adapted easily to boot a mini.iso instead, but then it is
> harder to tweak the grub.cfg.
can you show me how to do this? :-)