In the last episode (Oct 06), Grant Peel said: > Is it possible to boot the machine using a 'live' freebsd silesystem > via cd? Then setup the /mnt , setup the new filesystems, then use > restore to briung the real data to the disk? > > I guess my question really should have been, if you install a new > disk, or re newfs a disk, how do you start the machine, a freebsd > boot disk? (without installing freebsd to the machine that the > restore are going to overwrite anyway!).
A livecd (freesbie, or the FreeBSD install disc 1) will suffice. I usually use sysinstall to fdisk/disklabel/newfs, then drop to the shell to run ifconfig, nfs mount the server with my dumps, and restore. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"