On Tuesday 30 October 2007 16:02, Martin McCormick wrote: > I need to modify the first installation image for a > headless installation of Freebsd6.2. The file in question is: > > 6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso > > Thanks to a helpful member of the list
[that was me - I'm glad I was of some help] > I found out that tar works on unpacking these images and it > mostly does on this one, but there is a complaint I get from tar > that I haven't found on other images. If I do a > > tar tvf 6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso > > Here is what happens while looking at the contents list: > > 0 44232 Jan 12 2007 RELNOTES.HTM lr-xr-xr-x 1 0 0 > 0 Jan 12 2007 stand -> /rescue lr-xr-xr-x 1 0 0 0 > Jan 12 2007 sys -> usr/src/systar: Ignoring out-of-order file > > -r--r--r-- 1 0 0 22916 Jan 12 2007 RELNOTES.TXT I haven't taken any steps at all to verify this, but just looking at the error message it would appear that it's ignoring sys, which is a symlink to usr/src/sys. I wonder if it's encountering sys, trying to create the soft link and finding that usr/src/sys doesn't exist to be linked to because it hasn't been unpacked yet? That may be the meaning of the message about an out-of-order file. > It appears that the entire image unpacks except for the > ignored file. If one tries the extraction with > > tar xf 6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso > > The complaint about the out-of-order file is the only indication > that anything is wrong. If it is indeed sys that's not being created, it's a symlink to a directory rather than a file or link to a file. If the root of the CD doesn't contain a directory called sys which softlinks to usr/src/sys, it should be possible to correct the error by doing ln -s usr/src/sys sys in the root of the unpacked CD filesystem. > In looking at the man page for tar, nothing jumps out at > me as to how to end up with the proper file structure that > mkisofs can put back in to an image to put on a CDROM. > > My thanks for any suggestions as I may be needing to do > one of these installs in a day or so and it would be nice to > know that all the image is there. I may have missed your deadline in that case - sorry, I've been on holiday. Jonathan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"