[Soekris] Install OBSD via PXE, script, flashrd, etc.?

Lon lon.geefshuijsen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 12:52:19 UTC 2011


On 04/12/2011 06:41 PM, Ed Flecko wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I guess this is an opinion type question:
>
> I'd like to install OBSD on my 4501 to use as my home firewall (using
> PF of course), and I see that you can either do that via PXE or
> installs like flashrd, etc. I'm wondering what pros/cons there are to
> the different methods?
>
> It seems like installs such as flashrd are set up to provide you with
> a stripped down version of OBSD with only the networking/firewall
> components included, , stripped down kernel, etc., so that seems like
> a good way to go.
>
> I have a MacBook Pro laptop (with VMfusion) and a Windows PC with
> VWware workstation to use by setting up a virtual OpenBSD machine on
> (that's normally how you'd do it, wouldn't you?), so I guess I could
> use those to install the OS on my compact flash but I don't where to
> start.
>
> I've never set up a Soekris before, so I need some pretty detailed
> step-by-step instructions.
>
> :-)
>
> Suggestions? Comments?
>
> Thank you,
> Ed
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Also a nice cheaters guide using qemm

http://blog.spoofed.org/2007/12/openbsd-on-soekris-cheaters-guide.html




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