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Re: howto boot+preseed kfreebsd in qemu (was Re: netcfg: installation on kfreebsd maybe broken?

Hi Steve,


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:

> http://pyro.eu.org/f/x-Lru4G5SieJVqMaRj71vQ.cfg


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? :-)








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