On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 01:29:19 -0500, W. D. wrote: > Booted with both. Alt-F4 to get to command line. > > Very limited commands: "ls: not found".
Try /rescue/ls explicitely instead. > Why? What good are these disks if they don't have > the most basic of commands? Only live systems offer more than the "holographic shell" when booted properly. FreeSBIE has been a very good live system in the past, but the current installers also allow you to drop into a working shell environment at a very early stage (from within bsdinstall). http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall/bsdinstall-choose-mode.png This dialog should bring you into a working shell. I've been using it myself for disk initialization with a FreeBSD 9.1 CD. > Trying to clone a hard disk that has an number > of bad sectors. Trying to save most of my data. A good approach. If possible, try to obtain a 1:1 copy of the disk (or partition) and work with that. Check the mailing list archives for further inspiration. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"