A few assumptions:
- You are aware that you are installing an ancient version?
- You are aware that 10.0 is not available from freebsd.org? (9.3 and 10.1 are)
- You are sure you want the 32 bit (i386) and not 64 bit (amd64) version?
- You are aware that freebsd comes with the fetch utility and do not need curl?
When using mfsbsd the absolutely easiest path is to use the "special edition" as it contains
And if memory serves me right mfsbsd had the
zfsinstall script in 10.0. It is quick and simple to use as described on the homepage
zfsinstall -d /dev/ada0
As for the "known issue" you reference you cut'n'paste too quickly. The poster (amontalban) who suggested using
curl to get all sources are referencing another page which describes the full process. And they're building a mfsbsd image from scratch.
The easy workaround was earlier in the thread:
root@mfsbsd:~ # mkdir -p /usr/freebsd-dist/
root@mfsbsd:~ # touch /usr/freebsd-dist/MANIFEST
This creates an empty
MANIFEST file. The error that you get from
bsdinstall is that this file cannot be found. The poster (panaceya) then claims the installation can continue with an empty file.
If you want the proper file then get it from your own 10.0 source as they are not avaiable on freebsd.org.
If you step up the version to 10.1 (or something else) you can get the proper file directly rather than using
The content of the file is:
base.txz 8cbe70ff3022b63f19ec254b989cc61daaa56c47938a38951818e8f3d68f5a2c 19491 base "Base system (MANDATORY)" on
doc.txz b3c7fcbbc74fd9861164873ffe8011ba86bd9d25d83ebf7f401f32de02a4f4f1 121 doc "Additional documentation" off
games.txz 4bb792e2411782c1359fa7bf0676400f97fcb888a523c1e5bd1005b2643a89d8 53 games "Games (fortune, etc.)" on
kernel.txz 84c35f34e1fdf16a5c2d9b3400e0358157d14b5e4a56deb11ece54a8623b3cb9 1588 kernel "Kernel (MANDATORY)" on
ports.txz 6bd4fb4da570f7ae38894320ef33fda88aa628106ea9ab1ffbaa9088b6eead7d 149186 ports "Ports tree" on
src.txz f919287a5ef51d4f133f27c99c54f2e8054f408d3dd53bc60f4e233cc75ec03d 65300 src "System source code" off
So basicly it is checksums for the packages. With an empty (or proper)
bsdinstall should be able to continue using a regular network install.
As for extending the memory disk if you want to go that route (I would not!) then have a look at the FreeBSD Handbook 17.9. Memory Disks. The easiest path is to simply create a new filesystem:
# mdmfs -s 5m md1 /mnt
Also see How can I resize an md device in FreeBSD?. Note that you can resize the memory disk but it is the block device you extend. You then need to deal with the file system afterwards. In this case it is not worth it.