On Fri, 01 May 2009 12:07:22 -0500, Martin McCormick <mar...@dc.cis.okstate.edu> wrote: > Can I use the FreeBSD installation disk in rescue mode?
Yes, you can. The only thing you have to ensure is that you have a means to access the dump files, for example via network or from optical media (DVD). A bit more comfortable is the use of a live file system such as FreeSBIE. > The idea would be to boot the CDROM, go in to rescue mode, mount > the new drive which may be blank right now, and then use restore > based on the last dump of the system we are trying to revive. I'd suggest to use FreeBSD's sysinstall to make the new disk bootable, i. e. create slices, create partitions, format them. If you've done this correctly, you can easily use restore to read in the dump files and put their contents back on the respective partitions (from where they have been created). -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"