[Installer] Where can I install pre defined configs on the usb image?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon May 10 18:09:19 PDT 2010

On 05/08/2010 17:29, krad wrote:
> hi,
> I've been playing around with the pc-sysinstall to install freebsd, 
> and it works very well. One thing I have noticed though is that I 
> can't find anywhere on the usb image to put pre generated configs and 
> post install scripts. All areas seem to be either volatile or not 
> mounted.  Putting them directly on the /dev/ufs/PCBSDUSBFULL  file 
> system isn't ideal even though is persistent, as you have to mount it, 
> then ummount it otherwise pc-sysinstall breaks. Am I missing something 
> here?
> I could easily update the mfsroot, but would rather avoid that as I 
> want to keep it clean as i can so when there are version bumps there 
> is a minimal amount of work to do to update my usb stick. (dd the 
> image, and copy the configs dir onto it)

There's several ways to do it, but really updating mfsroot may be what 
you need to do. We don't have a hook in place on our stock install 
ISO/USB to check for specified config X, and use it automatically if it 
exists.   You may want to take a look at examples/pc-autoinstall.conf. 
If you place that in /boot/ on your media, you can use it to specify the 
location of you default config script. (As well as pull it from a remote 
FTP/HTTP server)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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