I think I have boiled this problem down to one point of failure. I need to modify a file in the 6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso CD. The image is 601229312 bytes in size.
Following instructions from a list member, I did the following: mdconfig -a -f /usr/local/src/6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso mount -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /mnt This all worked perfectly as one now sees the entire file system under /mnt. At this point, one should be able to reverse the process by using mkisofs at the top of the tree which should produce another iso image. It does but the image is 1072242688 bytes large. this is pretty close to twice the correct size. Also, tar produces an identically-bloated file. Any ideas on how to put tar and mkisofs on a diet? In order to make the modification, I must tar cf somefile.tar . I bet when things are right, that tar file will be about the size of the image. Originally, I had posted several messages about tar complaining about an out-of-order file. I think this is probably related to whatever mechanism is used to fit the FreeBSD image on the disk. This last time, I created the memory disk and mounted it with no error so the problem appears to be something I am not setting in both tar and mkisofs. I am thoroughly stuck. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"