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Date:      Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:07:56 +0100
From:      Frank Leonhardt <>
Subject:   Re: Custom release ISO questions.
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On 04/09/2013 13:17, Paul Wootton wrote:
> On 09/04/13 10:27, Sergey wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Is there a way to create custom ISO without buildworld?
>> I just want to edit some configs and bsdinstall scripts for silent
>> automated install - why need to recompile whole world?
>> It will be great if you'll share some useful links about this process.
>> Thanks.
> Hi,
> To create a custom ISO, download the ISO you want to use as your base, 
> use tar to extract the ISO into a new directory, make the changes you 
> want and then run "mkisofs -V FreeBSD9 -J -R -b boot/cdboot 
> -no-emul-boot -o ../freebsd_custom.iso ." from the new directory.
> That will create a bootable CD.

(Found in ports/sysutuls/cdrtools)

> What I did when making a custom install CD for my server (it's 1000s 
> of miles away in a datacenter) was a slightly different approach. <snip>


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