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Date:      Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:28:46 -0700
From:      Marc Fournier <scrappy@hub.org>
To:        Lacey Powers <lacey.leanne@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Softlayer VPS: Loading FreeBSD
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Marc G Fournier
Owner, Hub.Org <http://hub.org/>; Hosting Solutions S.A.

> On Jun 11, 2015, at 17:13, Lacey Powers <lacey.leanne@gmail.com> =
wrote:
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> On 06/11/2015 16:00, Marc Fournier wrote:
>> Marc G Fournier
>> Owner, Hub.Org <http://hub.org/>; Hosting Solutions S.A.
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>>> On Jun 11, 2015, at 15:27, Carsten Heesch <ch@sysconfig.org.uk> =
wrote:
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>>>> That gave us IPMI access for the Bare Metal server we put in place,
>>>> but no KVM access for VPS =E2=80=A6 for VPS, I need to create an =
ISO of my
>>>> install, upload that and then they effectively =E2=80=98dd=E2=80=99 =
it to the VPS,
>>>> which is cool, but I need to figure out how to create an image =
based
>>>> on a VirtualBox build on a Mac OS X system :)
>>> If they really just "dd" it, then a RAW image of your Virtualbox
>>> instance should work, shouldn't it?
>> I knew when I typed this that I shouldn=E2=80=99t have .. :)   I =
don=E2=80=99t know what they do exactly, getting info out of htem is =
like pulling teeth =E2=80=A6 so far, I=E2=80=99m not even sure what I =
should be setting for ethernet configuration, although I=E2=80=99m =
suspecting =E2=80=9CDHCP=E2=80=9D, else I=E2=80=99d have to load a new =
ISO for each VPS I=E2=80=99m setting up =E2=80=A6
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>>> Choose QCOW as the disk format in VirtualBox, and then use "qemu-img
>>> convert" to make a raw image.
>> I have several FreeBSD boxes, so if there is a method of converting =
from =E2=80=9CXYZ -> ISO=E2=80=9D using FreeBSD, that is cool too =E2=80=A6=
 I can make / configure the image on my desktop, upload to my server and =
do the conversion there =E2=80=A6
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>> I can use qemu-img to pretty much convert to any format (except ISO) =
=E2=80=A6 but how do I get to that final step?
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>> Thinking this through =E2=80=A6 ppl make livecd=E2=80=99s, so this is =
obviously possible =E2=80=A6 does it make sense that that is all I need =
to do?   Although I=E2=80=99ve never done it, mind you, but if I were to =
upload a regular liveCD, and they installed / booted that, that should =
be it =E2=80=A6 or am I overlookign something?
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> Hello Marc,
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> Sounds like the last thing you need is to mount the image, and use =
mkisofs to make your own iso
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> There are examples here,
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> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/creating-cds.html
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> and there are also tools for making releases or custom releases in =
/usr/src/releaseoutlined in
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> man 7 release
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> Which might be easier to use and customize than coercing a VirtualBox =
image into something useful.
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> But, the basic command for making an ISO is something like this:
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> |# mkisofs -R -o /tmp/FreeBSD-Custom.iso =
/path/to/my/mounted/disk/image|
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> You might need to change the options to suit your needs, though.
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> It's been awhile since I last made custom CDs.
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> Hope that helps.=3D)

Thanks .. .we=E2=80=99ll see how helpful, but I=E2=80=99m almost ready =
to drop these guys and go to Backspace =E2=80=A6 there website =
explicitly states =E2=80=9CFreeBSD=E2=80=9D =
http://www.softlayer.com/software <http://www.softlayer.com/software>; =
=E2=80=A6 yet nobody there seems to be much help in getting it installed =
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