Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:10 UTC, submitted by
FreeBSD "In December 2003, I wrote a script for remotely upgrading a linux system to FreeBSD. I gave it a catchy name ('Depenguinator', inspired by the 'Antichickenator' in Baldur's Gate), announced it on a FreeBSD mailing list and on Slashdot, and before long it was famous. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for changes in the layout of FreeBSD releases to make the Depenguination script stop working; so for the past three years I have been receiving emails asking me to update it to work with newer FreeBSD releases." And now it's back.
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Can't get the purpose of it
by devurandom on Wed 30th Jan 2008 00:44 UTC
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From the depinguinator page:

After waiting for the system to reboot, SSH back in; FreeBSD is now running in a memory disk; so now you can slice, partition, and create file systems on the hard drive(s) and install FreeBSD however you wish.

So it doesn't actually install FreeBSD. It runs a live FreeBSD system from where you can install.

How is it different from booting the FreeBSD install cd?

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