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Old 7th June 2008
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Originally Posted by richardpl View Post
That may not work, to compile loader you will need sources (maybe including cvs/csup/include directory/ ...) and lots of RAM if you want to do that from LIVE FreeBSD.
Just copying it from cd/dvd will work, I guess, well I never tried.
You can just mount the hard disk and store the sources there (If it's not there already).

Also, you don't lots of RAM, we're just compiling the boot loader, not a full buildworld.
On a sidenote, you can compile world with low RAM, it just takes a bit longer (I compiled FreeBSD 6 on my P1 133 / 32MB laptop).
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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