--- Fabian Keil <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Girish Venkatachalam <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I want to make a USB flash stick. But I have USB
> ports
> > only on my linux box. Whereas I would have to run
> > bsdlabel from my FreeBSD box connected over the
> > Ethernet.
> > 
> > Any way out for me? :-)
> Prepare a file backed "disk" with the size of
> the flash stick, copy it to the Linux box
> and use dd to transfer it to the flash stick.
> mdconfig(8) and md(4) tell you the details.
> Fabian

Thanks Fabian. Marvellous! I should have guessed that!

Anyway this morning I was thinking under situations
where this solution is not appropriate whether it was
possible to access device files just by exporting the
/dev filesystem thro' NFS? 

Will that work? Are there any gotchas? 

Thanks in advance. 


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