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PC-SYSINSTALL(8)	  BSD 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 in-
     formation about the system	to aid a front end in building an appropriate
     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	in-
	     stalled.

     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	re-
     quests based on unforeseen	needs.

BSD				 June 24, 2010				   BSD

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