[syslinux] booting FreeBSD

Shaun mailinglists at unix-scripts.com
Thu Oct 27 11:49:29 PDT 2005

Ya copied the contents, here's what i did, pretty simple but i'm not really 
a bsd guy and i found the instructions on a ML somewhere...

dd if=/dev/zero of=fbsd54.img bs=1k count=25k
mdconfig -a -t vnode -f fbsd54.img -u0
bsdlabel -w -B md0 auto
bsdlabel -Ae md0
newfs -b 8192 -f 1024 md0a
mount /dev/md0a /mnt
*copy the files from the mounted bootonly iso image to /mnt*
umount /mnt
mdconfig -d -u0

Then put the following in your default (or whatever you use)
LABEL freebsd54
 KERNEL memdisk
 APPEND initrd=fbsd54.img c=812 h=255 s=63

Again, the image could be way smaller, i was just in a hurry when i built 
this image and havnt taken the time yet to make a smaller image and 
calculate the c/h/s values.

Best Regards,

Shaun Reitan

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