Kent Hauser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Is it possible to backup a DOS partition (bootable) & restore it from a tar > file? I recently had a disk failure & used dump/restore on FreeBSD partitions > & made a tar dump of the DOS one. After "newfs_msdos" & "tar x", the > partition is not bootable. Is there a way to do this?
Not from a tar file. I've only needed to do this once, and I used dd. [Plus fdisk(8), I guess...] The other obvious approach is to do a clean and basic DOS install and then restore the tar file on top of it. This won't work as well as you get to more recent versions of Microsoft OS, but I think it should still be possible. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"