Hi all, Thanks on all your hints. I accomplished booting to another partition with a backup from the machine that was all wrecked. It was a little tricky. I installed a minimum FreeBSD and created a second slice to restore the other FreeBSD SO and make it bootable. Then I created the filesystem, mounted it and restored the backup to that partition. Afterwards I changed the FSTAB file to reflect the new reality (the partitions are now different) and did a reboot! And voilá, when I pressed F2 key on boot manager It started to boot the FreeBSD of the wrecked machine :)
Still after probing all the hardware (CDROM, Ethernet boards fxp0, etc) It showed me the following message: 23:29:19 init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec/getty' for port ... 23:29:19 init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec/getty' for port ... -----Original Message----- From: Aryeh M. Friedman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: quinta-feira, 27 de Dezembro de 2007 13:39 To: Nuno Gonçalves Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Changing boot partition -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Nuno Gonçalves wrote: > Hi all, > > > > I Have a FreeBSD booting ok. It?s FSTAB is like this: > > #Device MountPoint FStype Options > > /dev/ad1s1b none swap sw > > /dev/ad1s1a / ufs rw > > /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto > > /dev/ad1s2d /backup ufs rw > > > > When I boot the machine the boot manager shows me F1 and F2 to boot for. > > F1 brings me /dev/ad1s1a OK > > Still I want the machine to boot to /dev/ad1s2d > > This partition has a backup from another FreeBSD which I want to boot. > > > > To accomplish this, I need only to change FSTAB ? > > What changes should I do ? changing /dev/ad1s2d to /dev/ad1s2a ? I read that > a means boot root partition > > > > I tried to change FSTAB to > > #Device MountPoint FStype Options > > /dev/ad1s1b none swap sw > > #/dev/ad1s1a / ufs rw > > /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto > > /dev/ad1s2a /backup ufs rw > > > > And it hanged when I pressed F1 (could not mount the root partition :P ) > > > > Could you guys give any hint ? > > Sorry about this questions but I am a newbie to FreeBSD I forget the exact semantics but do a search for "installing freebsd in a usb stick" on google the reason for referring to this site is it shows how to duplicate what sysinstall does from the command line - -- Aryeh M. Friedman FloSoft Systems http://www.flosoft-systems.com Developer, not business, friendly -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHc6rZzIOMjAek4JIRAoevAJ0WZzlRNgLiZeMzgS7RV2SS96kEBgCfe9PI tsmEoCTLlXPqg/FWYSEcukc= =oamg -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"