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Date:      Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:25:46 -0400
From:      Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie@outstep.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   mfsBSD Question
Message-ID:  <CAPmsJLAKsy8JP4JjgbsF5JZxnjEt2ypJ2t3Tn1HLnMYU3q+ReA@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi All,

Not sure if this is the correct mailing list to post this question, so I do
apologize if it is not.

I am trying to learn my way through building the "mini"  (about 27MB)
mfsBSD (64-bit AMD) for FeeBSD RELEASE 12.1 and came across these
instructions:

https://hashbang0.com/2019/02/07/setting-up-mfsbsd-for-receiving-zfs-snapshots-on-systems-with-low-memory/

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root@bil-bsd # cd /var/tmp

# Fetch the FreeBSD ISO
root@bil-bsd # fetch
https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/12.1/FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso

# Mount the ISO
root@bil-bsd # mdconfig -a -t vnode -u 10 -f
/var/tmp/FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso
root@bil-bsd # mount_cd9660 /dev/md10 /mnt/

# Clone the mfsbsd repo
root@bil-bsd # git clone https://github.com/mmatuska/mfsbsd.git
root@bil-bsd # cd mfsbsd

root@bil-bsd # cd conf
root@bil-bsd # cp loader.conf.sample loader.conf
root@bil-bsd # cat << EOF >> loader.conf
vm.kmem_size="330M"
vm.kmem_size_max="330M"
vfs.zfs.arc_max="40M"
vfs.zfs.vdev.cache.size="5M"
EOF

root@bil-bsd # cd ..
root@bil-bsd # make iso BASE=/mnt/usr/freebsd-dist RELEASE=12.1-RELEASE
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The catch is that they do not seem to be for the mini distro, but for the
full mfsBSD distro.

The current pre-built mini edition on the Project home page (
https://mfsbsd.vx.sk/) seem to have a problem with my builtin Broadcom
wireless and gets stuck in an "Error 5" loop so I want to try and be able
to build a new "mini" with the proper module for the Boradcom wireless, or
find a way that it will over-step that part and continue to boot up since
the booting process does not complete right now on my real hardware.

What is the step call in the "make iso ..." above to produce the mini iso
(27 MB)?

Do I call it from the main directory or from within the "mini"
sub-directory?
Thanks

Any help would be appreciated
Cheers,
Lonnie



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