On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Mike Meyer wrote: > In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Peter Leftwich <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > > I saw your post about the lack of documentation for "fixit" and > > wondered if you may be an expert or seasoned user on the topic? Thank > > you for any info you have! > Fixit disks aren' really a problem solution so much as a place to > stand to solve problems. They boot you to a running system, either on
Mike, I like how you say that - "a place to stand." It's a good lead-in for my question: The problem is this... the fixit shell is started and it doesn't really show you WHAT it is technically doing. Is it started in RAM (/ramdisk/) or does it mount the FreeBSD partition on the HDD? Or what. The thing that strikes me as oddest is that "pwd" will tell me the path, beginning with this "/" symbol. But then I can't type "mount" and have the results tell me about the leading slash "/" -- round and round we go, chicken and egg!! > the CD or out of memory for the fixit floppy, and provide tools you > need to repair things. The CD includes manual pages, so all you really > need to know is which tools you need to solve the problem. The floppy > has a very limited set of tools, so you can start by getting a list of > /bin and /sbin on the fixit file system, and reading the manual page > for those tools. The problem is that root on my HDD has to be mounted before I can use /bin or /sbin tools - and isn't mount /sbin/mount ??? I am hopelessly lost and all tied up in this quandry -- all I need to be able to do is mount root and copy a file (ld-elf.so.1) to /usr/libexec/ because it is missing. > If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them. Any other suggested work-arounds?? I have been booting to (and leaving running) a Knoppix Debian Linux CD-R for weeks, I want to click my heels and say there is no place like home... > <mike > Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html > Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information. PS. I hope you use monster.com and dice.com and hotjobs.com :) just recommendations!! Oh and www.elance.com -- Peter Leftwich President & Founder, Video2Video Services Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA http://Www.Video2Video.Com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"