installing from source on a usb drive


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What I would like to do is a fresh install to a USB drive from source. I have download the latest source using svnlite and then attempted to install it to a USB thumbdrive. I ran "make installworld installkernel DESTDIR=/mnt", but it is missing /etc files. If I can get them installed and then edit them I should have a working install. How would I install the /etc files and any other files that I may be missing?



Son of Beastie

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Run these separately, not mashed together.
make -j* buildworld -j should be number of cores to use. -j8 on quad core with HT enabled
make buildkernel
make installworld DESTDIR=/mnt
make distribution DESTDIR=/mnt
make installkernel DESTDIR=/mnt
Create /mnt/etc/fstab and /mnt/etc/rc.conf