[Soekris] FreeBSD and CompactFlash
thomas at cuivre.fr.eu.org
Tue Apr 27 10:42:43 UTC 2004
* A1 ISP, 2004-04-27 :
> Has anyone had any success with FreeBSD and a CF?
Works like a charm here. I did not even have to use a CF device on my
build system. What I did is:
1. build a world + CF image using PHK's nanobsd
2. NFS export the nanobsd world directory (_.w) to the Soekris box
3. Boot the Soekris though PXE, using that directory as NFS root
4. On the soekris, ssh host 'cat nanobsd-flash-image' | dd of=flash-dev bs=64k
(nanobsd-flash-image is the flash image from .../nanobsd/_.i,
flash-dev is the relevant device on your 4801).
5. Reboot the Soekris.
(Some tuning of this procedure may be necessary for each particular
system, this is just the general idea, YMMV, etc.)
Thomas.Quinot at Cuivre.FR.EU.ORG
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