Michel Talon wrote:
Drew Tomlinson wrote:
The command 'gmirror label root ad8a ad6a' does not return an error but no device is created in /dev/mirror

The command 'zpool create data raid1z ad14d ad12d ad8d ad6d' gives me an error about the ZFS library being unavailable.

Are these tools supposed to work when using the Fix It CD? If not, does 7.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso have these tools?

One can load kernel modules from the fixit cdrom, but as far as i
remember this requires some manipulations.

What i do is, from the fixit prompt:
chroot /mnt2
to go to the full system available on the cdrom under /mnt2. But then required things are missing, so i do further:
mount -t devfs devfs /dev
because access to /dev is frequently required, and for commodity
set -o emacs
(to have shell history and editing)
export PAGER=more
(to be able to access man pages)
After that one has a more or less standard environment. Sometimes one
needs a writable filesystem, for example for accessing internet
(dhclient, resolv.conf, etc.) mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /tmp
does that.

It would be nice to have a shell script on the fixit cdrom doing similar
things automatically when one accesses fixit.

In your case i suspect appropriate kernel modules were not loaded
and commands failed silently.

For the archives, the above works. I don't know what I did wrong the first day I tried. However after walking away for a few days and then starting over, the commands above gave me a functional FixIt environment. Thanks!



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