In the last episode (Oct 06), Grant Peel said: > Possibly the last few questions. > > 1. After fdisk/disklabel/newfs, how do you drop to the shell (can I > drop to tcsh?).
In sysinstall, pick Fixit, then CDROM/DVD. The default shell is /bin/sh, but since you're on a livecd, you can switch to tcsh. > 2. Once in that shell, are all shell commands avialable? (or at least > mount, cp, restore, etc). Yep. You can also do this stuff with just boot floppies, but in this case, you'll just get the bare minimum commands (ifconfig, mount, restore). > 3. If the old disk is 36 GIG and the new disk is 74 GIG, AND I > partition every filesystem bigger than the old ones on the old disk, > then do the restore of the 4 filesystems, will it work or do the new > filesystems really need to be exactly the same size? Restore is file-based, so it can restore onto anything. You can even go from a split root/var/usr system to an all-in-one-fs setup and back. > 4. All my servers are capable of pxe boot. Would it be worth while > adding a disk to a server with nothing else than a fresh virgin > install of freebsd (I have 0 exp with pxe, so if I am off here > forgive me). If nothing else, pxe's fun to play with. I've mainly just used it to serve up pxegrub so I can boot a system where I accidentally blew away the bootblocks or cleared the active flag on all my fdisk partitions. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"