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I have a ubuntu box which I currently cannot get to since its across the continent.

I need to install FreeBSD on it and it hopeless to guide onsite people through this. I looked around and found this. But it seems to be kind of out of date.

I looked at the latest mfsbsd scripts, but in the conf/ dir there seem to be duplicate enties. Seemingly all settings in the conf files are repeated in loader.conf.

Is there a reason for this?

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The settings in loader.conf become part of the kernel environment. Note that in the ditribution, all those variables are commented out.

The mfsbsd script queries those variables and if set uses them to update some configuration files.

It is a way to put most of the necessary changes for a custom mfsbsd image in a single file.

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