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PC-SYSINSTALL(8)	FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual	      PC-SYSINSTALL(8)

NAME
     pc-sysinstall -- System installer backend

SYNOPSIS
     pc-sysinstall [-c file] [command]

DESCRIPTION
     The pc-sysinstall utility is a hybrid backend for installing FreeBSD.
     When run in install mode it takes a configuration file and	performs an
     installation according to the parameters specified	in the configuration
     file.  When called	with one of the	system query commands it provides
     information about the system to aid a front end in	building an appropri-
     ate configuration file.

     The following options are available:

     -c	file
	     Perform an	installation as	directed by file.

COMMANDS
     The command can be	any one	of the following:

     help    Display a list of all commands.

     help command
	     Display the help data for the specified command.

     disk-list
	     Provide a listing of the storage devices detected on this system.

     disk-part disk
	     Queries the specified storage device and returns information
	     about its partitions.

     disk-info disk
	     Returns information about a storage device's size,	cylinders,
	     heads, and	sectors.

     detect-laptop
	     Tests to see if this system is a laptop or	desktop.

     detect-emulation
	     Tests to see if this system is running in an emulator

     detect-nics
	     Returns a listing of the detected network cards on	this system.

     list-components
	     Returns a listing of the available	components which can be
	     installed.

     list-rsync-backups	user host port
	     Returns a listing of available rsync-backups on the target	server
	     in	the life-preserver/ directory.

     list-tzones
	     Returns a listing of available timezones.

     query-langs
	     Returns a list of languages that the installer supports.

     sys-mem
	     Returns the size of installed system RAM in MegaBytes.

     test-netup
	     test if an	internet connection is available.

     update-part-list
	     Returns a list of PC-BSD and FreeBSD installs on this system for
	     updates.

     xkeyboard-layouts
	     Returns a list of keyboard	layouts	that xorg supports.

     xkeyboard-models
	     Returns a list of keyboard	models that xorg supports.

     xkeyboard-variants
	     Returns a list of keyboard	variants that xorg supports.

     create-part disk size
	     Create a new MBR primary slice on the target disk using size MB.

     delete-part partition
	     Delete the	disk partition specified.  If this is the last parti-
	     tion, the disk partition layout will also be scrubbed, leaving a
	     clean disk	ready for MBR or GPT file system layouts.

     start-autoinstall file
	     Start an automated	installation with the specified	file.  Nor-
	     mally only	used by	automated install scripts.

     setup-ssh-keys user host port
	     Setup SSH without a password for the target host, user, and port.
	     Used to prompt the	user to	log into a server before doing a rsync
	     + ssh restore.

HISTORY
     This version of pc-sysinstall first appeared in FreeBSD 9.0.

AUTHORS
     Kris Moore	<kmoore@FreeBSD.org>

BUGS
     This utility was written to install PC-BSD	and has	seen limited use as an
     installer for FreeBSD.  It's likely that usage to install FreeBSD will
     expose edge cases that PC-BSD doesn't, as well as generate	feature
     requests based on unforeseen needs.

FreeBSD	9.3			 June 24, 2010			   FreeBSD 9.3

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