On Sat, 27 Dec 2003, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 12:34:17AM -0500, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> > The problem I now have is that I would like to mount_msdos a regular floppy
> > then copy ("cp" or "cpio?") a file from it called ld-elf.so.1 to the
> > mounted partition which contains FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE on my hard disk.
> > Typing just "mount" is not found.  Oddly enough, typing "help" or "cd /bin"
> > then "./help" says "Permission denied."  I cannot locate a "mount" binary,
> > however, I found "mount_nfs" and "mount_mfs" so would either of those work
> > for mounting both an msdos floppy then my 4.7 partition?  Then must I use
> > cpio to copy "A:\ld-elf.so.1" over to the 4.7 partition??
> You can write the file direct to the floppy device /dev/fd0 as if it
> was a tape.  No need to mount any sort of filesystem.  Since you have
> cpio(1) available use:
>     # cd /usr/libexec

Now, will the command above change to my live system's /usr/libexec
directory, or a "pretend" one that exists only in RAM (ie. the way that the
emergency holographic shell exists in a "/ramdisk" if you will)?

>     # echo ./ld-elf.so.1 | cpio -o > /dev/fd0

When you say "write the file direct" do you mean that my system's "/" root
directory may also be directly written to, without having to first mount it??!

> Then to extract the file:
>     # cd /usr/libexec
>     # cpio -i < /dev/fd0
>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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My apologies.  This all seems a little scary, and does not sound proper...

Peter Leftwich
President & Founder, Video2Video Services
Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA
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