Re: Reinstall without reformat

2013-10-14 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:02 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote: On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:24:30 -0400, Kenta Suzumoto wrote: Hi all. Is it possible to install FreeBSD without formatting the disk? Yes. The installer

Re: firefox: after update - version 23: can not swap tabs

2013-10-14 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, O. Hartmann wrote: FF is in my case 24, too: pkg info firefox firefox-24.0,1 Have you done updating the ports regarding 20130929 in /usr/ports/UPDATING? I did on all boxes and on all boxes I did the tab-stickyness is present. Firefox 24 allows tab moves for me on both

Re: Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports

2013-10-14 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote: I'm following the recipe at the end of man portmaster for deleting and reinstalling all my ports, which I have done many times in the past. This time, I am getting errors on the portmaster -Faf step involving deleted ports, and I'm not sure how to

Re: Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports

2013-10-14 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote: On Mon, 14 oct 2013, Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com wrote: On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote: What errors, exactly? Well, for example: portmaster -Faf it starts to fetch a bunch of files it finds a port which has been deleted

Re: APC BE750G Power Saving Battery Back-UPS

2013-10-13 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 13 Oct 2013, Carmel wrote: I have the opportunity to replace an aging UPS with a new APC BE750G Power Saving Battery Back-UPS one. My question is if anyone here has ever used this device under FreeBSD. APC does not have, or at least I couldn't find any, software for a FreeBSD system.

Re: Reinstall without reformat

2013-10-13 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:24:30 -0400, Kenta Suzumoto wrote: Hi all. Is it possible to install FreeBSD without formatting the disk? Yes. The installer supports not formatting existing partitions. The file system characteristica will be kept, possible

Re: Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports

2013-10-13 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 13 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote: Hi, I'm following the recipe at the end of man portmaster for deleting and reinstalling all my ports, which I have done many times in the past. This time, I am getting errors on the portmaster -Faf step involving deleted ports, and I'm not sure how

Re: 4K vs 512byte sector drives on Seagate Constellation E.2

2013-10-10 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 10 Oct 2013, aurfalien wrote: Hi, I've a Seagate constellation ES.2 which supports 4K sectors but diskinfo shows it as 512bytes; da0 512 3000592982016 5860533168 0 0 364801 255 63 I understand that Seagate ships these drives to be compatible with

Re: copying milllions of small files and millions of dirs

2013-10-10 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 10 Oct 2013, aurfalien wrote: On Aug 15, 2013, at 11:46 PM, Nicolas KOWALSKI wrote: On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:13:25AM -0700, aurfalien wrote: Is there a faster way to copy files over NFS? I would use find+cpio. This handles hard links, permissions, and in case of later runs, will

Re: Why no ls on DVD or livefs.iso?

2013-10-10 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 10 Oct 2013, W. D. wrote: At 08:47 10/6/2013, Warren Block wrote: On Sun, 6 Oct 2013, W. D. wrote: Booted with both. Alt-F4 to get to command line. Very limited commands: ls: not found. Why? What good are these disks if they don't have the most basic of commands? The emergency

Re: failed to create gmirror with the handbook instructions

2013-10-08 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 8 Oct 2013, Andy Zammy wrote: This is actually trickier than it first looked. First I got into single user mode by supplying 'shutdown now', but the tunefs commands all failed with the following: #tunefs -j disable /dev/ada0s1a Clearing journal flags from inode 4 tunefs: Failed to

Re: failed to create gmirror with the handbook instructions

2013-10-08 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 8 Oct 2013, Andy Zammy wrote: Thanks very much. Please could I make a suggestion that this be included in the handbook page? Please do not top-post, it makes replies more difficult. I have added a warning about SUJ to the top of the gmirror section in the Handbook.

Re: failed to create gmirror with the handbook instructions

2013-10-08 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 8 Oct 2013, Andy Zammy wrote: # gpart show ada0s1 gpart: No such geom: ada0s1 By the way, this is after a restart of the machine. There's nothing to back up, I'm installing a fresh os, so I just install on one drive, plug the other in, and start following the handbook instructions

Re: How do I ring a bell?

2013-10-07 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Frank Leonhardt wrote: On 07/10/2013 13:06, Peter Boosten wrote: echo CTRL-V CTRL-G should do the trick Or, more easily, printf \a. Alas, not. The console driver won't ring the BIOS bell on anything I've tried. It might on a desktop with a built-in sound card and

Re: failed to create gmirror with the handbook instructions

2013-10-07 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 8 Oct 2013, Andy Zammy wrote: Hi, I used the second section of the handbook (20.4) to create a gmirror. In my particular setup I had a 1GB /, 6GB swap, 1GB /tmp and the rest of the 1TB drive was left for /usr I had to deviate from the handbook when it came to running the dump +

Re: Why no ls on DVD or livefs.iso?

2013-10-06 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 6 Oct 2013, W. D. wrote: Booted with both. Alt-F4 to get to command line. Very limited commands: ls: not found. Why? What good are these disks if they don't have the most basic of commands? The emergency holographic shell was always very limited. I suspect a path thing, with it

Re: # portmaster -r pixman fails with !#/bin/sh list too long

2013-10-04 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 3 Oct 2013, Antonio Olivares wrote: Have tried that, but it rebuilds pixman, but then X bombs out blurting out messages that libpixman.so is missing :( I have tried to remove print/texlive-scheme-full; removed it, but then run portmaster -R pixman, and portmaster -r pixman and the

Re: dangerously dedicated physical disks.

2013-09-23 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 23 Sep 2013, Robert Simmons wrote: On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Polytropon free...@edvax.de wrote: With GPT, there is no reason to use BSD disklabels at all. And most modern computers do not have any problem booting it. The old MBR approach (as well as dedicated) will probably

Re: dangerously dedicated physical disks.

2013-09-22 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 22 Sep 2013, atar wrote: During the reading of the FreeBSD handbook, I've encountered at the term 'dangerously dedicated' regarding physical disks and the author of this chapter in the FreeBSD handbook didn't think this term need more clarity. so for newbies like me in the FreeBSD

Re: initialize msdosfs on memory stick?

2013-09-12 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Gary Aitken wrote: I can't seem to find how to do this in the handbook or man pages. I need to initialize a usb memory stick with an msdos file system. Is it possible, or do I have to find a windoze system? Sure, it's possible. For maximum compatibility, I'd suggest

Re: initialize msdosfs on memory stick?

2013-09-12 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Gary Aitken wrote: On 09/12/13 17:52, Warren Block wrote: On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Gary Aitken wrote: I can't seem to find how to do this in the handbook or man pages. I need to initialize a usb memory stick with an msdos file system. Is it possible, or do I have to find

Re: Disk Organization

2013-09-11 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 11 Sep 2013, Gmail (tzoi516) wrote: The FreeBSD Handbook is a great source. Will section 4.5 be updated to reflect and amplify on the information in 2.7? I didn't realize 4.5 was MBR specific initially. Thanks. The MBR-specific information in that section and the rest of the

Re: lpd(8) sending email to the wrong address

2013-09-10 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, Olivier Nicole wrote: My printing system is archaic, based on lpr(8), but it works fine for centralizing printing from Windows (with Samba), Mac and Linux clients. Plus it includes a printing quota system, so I am reluctant to change. Don't apologize, many people use lpd

Re: What's happening to my asciidoc?

2013-09-06 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 6 Sep 2013, David Demelier wrote: 2013/9/6 Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com: asciidoc \ -a data-uri \ -a icons \ -a iconsdir=/usr/local/etc/asciidoc/images/icons \ -d article \ -a stylesheet=~/docs/stylesheets/wb-html.css \ -a toc \ -a revdate=2013-09-05 \ -a year=2013

Re: What's happening to my asciidoc?

2013-09-05 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, Warren Block wrote: On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, David Demelier wrote: Hi, I've been using asciidoc for a while, I've updating it to asciidoc-8.6.8_1. But now I can't generate any correct documentation. It does not even add :toc: field. For instance the following example should

Re: What's happening to my asciidoc?

2013-09-05 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, David Demelier wrote: Hi, I've been using asciidoc for a while, I've updating it to asciidoc-8.6.8_1. But now I can't generate any correct documentation. It does not even add :toc: field. For instance the following example should generate a HTML with its popular blue theme

Re: The logo at boot (Nakatomi Socrates BSD 9.2)

2013-09-04 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 4 Sep 2013, Lowell Gilbert wrote: Patrick Dung patrick_...@yahoo.com.hk writes: Do you know what is this logo means, or the story behind it? I thought the BSD daemon (logo) has been around for many years in the past. It's a movie reference (Die Hard). The Beastie logo is still

Re: Automatic Network Configuration (DHCP)

2013-09-03 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 2 Sep 2013, JC wrote: Under Section: 29.6.7.2. DHCP Server Installation There is a error where the file name reads /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf.sample. dhcpd.conf.sample should read dhcpd.conf.example. Fixed! In the future, reporting this type of problem with a PR is the best way to

Re: how to find where a port came from and rebuild with debug symbols

2013-08-24 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 24 Aug 2013, ill...@gmail.com wrote: On 24 August 2013 12:05, Gary Aitken vagab...@blackfoot.net wrote: If I have a core file that implicates a library: #0 0x00080525cab0 in wxWindow::DoSetSize () from /usr/local/lib/libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0 and #16 0x0008056bf720 in

Re: hugin?

2013-08-23 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 22 Aug 2013, Gary Aitken wrote: Is anyone using the current port of hugin successfully on 9.1? I've never used it before but an attempt to start it crashes: $ hugin /usr/local/share/hugin/data/plugins/top_five.py CAT:Control Points NAM:keep 5 CPs per image pair

Re: Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

2013-08-22 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 22 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: finally my printer responds with this command: nc 192.168.1.105 9100 output.xqx Okay, that's a good start. but I have no idea how to get it running through the normal LPD spooling system. output.xqx file I generate first with the foo2xqx-wrapper

Re: Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

2013-08-20 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 19 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: ok I realised the problem was that i sent plain text to filter instead a postscript. when I run now: lpr test.ps no error messages appear anymore except that in the /var/spool/hp which is my spooling directory in the status file I have Sending to

Re: copying milllions of small files and millions of dirs

2013-08-20 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 19 Aug 2013, Mark Felder wrote: On Fri, Aug 16, 2013, at 1:46, Nicolas KOWALSKI wrote: On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:13:25AM -0700, aurfalien wrote: Is there a faster way to copy files over NFS? I would use find+cpio. This handles hard links, permissions, and in case of later runs,

Re: Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

2013-08-18 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 18 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: Yes indeed, i corrected, but i have still the problem Please don't top-post, it makes responding more difficult. lpd will restart a queue when it gets an error from a filter. Manually test the filter before trying to use it with lpd.

Re: New to Free-BSD with questions.

2013-08-10 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 10 Aug 2013, r_oliva...@juno.com wrote: D.) Is there a site that I can download a complete copy of the documentation for Free-BSD, as one file and not a series/set of separate files? ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ has the Handbook in compressed

Re: 9.2-RC1: Problem with Kernel

2013-08-10 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 10 Aug 2013, Walter Hurry wrote: This is 9.2-RC1 on amd64 (upgraded from 9.2-BETA1 by refetching the source from releng/9.2 and rebuilding kernel and world). The kernel compiles and runs fine using the supplied GENERIC, but when I try to use my custom kenel config file, on reboot I get

Re: Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

2013-08-06 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: after several trials and errors and reading through FreeBSD handbook I am at dead end on how to proceed further, hope someone can guide me. Are you sure about that model number? I can't find specs for a Laserjet 1120M. There is a Laserjet M1120.

Re: Setup HP Laserjet 1120m over network with LPD

2013-08-06 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 7 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: 2013. gada 6. aug. 23:17 Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com rakst?ja: On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Juris Kaminskis wrote: after several trials and errors and reading through FreeBSD handbook I am at dead end on how to proceed

Re: Update /usr/src with subversion

2013-08-05 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 5 Aug 2013, David Noel wrote: Ok great, thanks Matthew. I tried a different search query and actually found a similar question on the forums: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=35014 That is an outdated thread. Ignore it. Your solution looks a bit cleaner than the one

Re: Delete a directory, crash the system

2013-07-28 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Frank Leonhardt wrote: So it boils down to: a) Leave is is, as it can detect when the kernel has trashed its vnode table; or b) It's probably caused by expected FS corruption, so handle it gracefully. It would be good to log a system error message like filesystem may

Re: FreeBSD slices and the Boot Manager

2013-07-28 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:39:30 +0200 (CEST), Conny Andersson wrote: A very important question is if sysinstall's option Install the FreeBSD Boot Manager detects that I have a FreeBSD 8.3 and detect it as slice 2 on disk 1? I'm not sure I'm following you

Re: FreeBSD slices and the Boot Manager

2013-07-28 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:18:39 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote: On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:39:30 +0200 (CEST), Conny Andersson wrote: A very important question is if sysinstall's option Install the FreeBSD Boot Manager

Re: FreeBSD slices and the Boot Manager

2013-07-28 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Conny Andersson wrote: Hi Warren and Polytropon, A few minutes ago I booted up from a FreeBSD-8.4-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to experience that it is sysinstall that is used in that release. Next, I did a 'dummy' custom installation. And, as I supposed sysinstall

Re: [Bulk] FreeBSD upgrade woes (8.3 - 8.4)

2013-07-19 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 19 Jul 2013, David Noel wrote: Perhaps make buildkernel was compiled with -j 1, it's known to create a buggy kernel. Check your make configuration. Adding a -B, like make -B -j N buildkernel may work and is fast if -j is set to number or processors, but it's safer do a make -j 1

Re: Bill Paul's network drivers

2013-07-17 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 17 Jul 2013, Michel Behr wrote: Hi I'm considering learning how to build drivers, so I can make my Lenovo S400 wireless card get detected by FreeBSD. The Architecture Handbook cites these Bill Paul's network drivers. 9.5 Network Drivers: Drivers for network devices do not use device

Re: to gmirror or to ZFS

2013-07-16 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, aurfalien wrote: On Jul 16, 2013, at 2:41 AM, Shane Ambler wrote: I doubt that you would save any ram having the os on a non-zfs drive as you will already be using zfs chances are that non-zfs drives would only increase ram usage by adding a second cache. zfs uses it's own

Re: Purpose of /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg?

2013-07-16 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, Walter Hurry wrote: On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:05:19 -0700, Charles Swiger wrote: Hi-- On Jul 16, 2013, at 9:57 AM, Walter Hurry walterhu...@gmail.com wrote: What is the purpose of /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg? It holds old versions of shared libraries which were once used

Re: gpart: table 'da0' is corrupt; operation not permitted

2013-07-16 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, aurfalien wrote: On Jul 16, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Michael Sierchio wrote: On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 1:44 PM, aurfalien aurfal...@gmail.com wrote: Upon doing; gpart destroy da0 I get; gpart: Device busy crude but effective: DISK=da0 offset=`diskinfo $DISK | awk '{

Re: to gmirror or to ZFS

2013-07-15 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, aurfalien wrote: ... thats the question :) At any rate, I'm building a rather large 100+TB NAS using ZFS. However for my OS, should I also ZFS or simply gmirror as I've a dedicated pair of 256GB SSD drives for it. I didn't ask for SSD sys drives, this system just came

Re: [Bulk] FreeBSD upgrade woes (8.3 - 8.4)

2013-07-11 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 11 Jul 2013, Eduardo Morras wrote: On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:40:38 -0500 David Noel david.i.n...@gmail.com wrote: I didn't include the make buildworld or make buildkernel for the sake of brevity but yes, I executed them prior to installworld and installkernel. Perhaps make buildkernel

Re: Access guard

2013-07-07 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 7 Jul 2013, Jos Chrispijn wrote: I am looking for a program that watches login attempts (mail and ssh login) and blocks the ip address after xx failed attempts. Currently I am using ipfw - might be great if that program works with ipw too... security/sshguard. There are subports for

Re: FreeBSD 9.1 won't boot after install

2013-07-06 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 6 Jul 2013, Simon wrote: On Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:43:02 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote: I booted the 9.1 install CD, executed gpart destroy -F ada0, and installed. After completing the install, boot fails with: ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

Re: FreeBSD 9.1 won't boot after install

2013-07-05 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, James E. Pace wrote: I bought an HP Pavilion p7-1597c [1] system last week. It is Intel Core i5-3330, with a Seagate 1.5 TB SATA drive and 12 GB of memory, shipped with Windows 8. I have disabled Secure Boot and enabled Legacy device booting. That says the disk is GPT

Re: FreeBSD 9.1 won't boot after install

2013-07-05 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, James E. Pace wrote: Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your trying to help me. On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com wrote: On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, James E. Pace wrote: I bought an HP Pavilion p7-1597c [1] system last week. It is Intel Core i5

Re: FreeBSD 9.1 won't boot after install

2013-07-05 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, James Pace wrote: You, sir, are a wizard. You magical incantations worked, and I now have a bootable FreeBSD 9.1 system. ? ? Use 'gpart destroy' again, and set up an MBR partitioning scheme: http://forums.freebsd.org/showpost.php?p=149210postcount=13 I really, really

Booting FreeBSD 1.0

2013-06-27 Thread Warren Block
Yes, 1.0, from November 1993. The install CD is here: http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/FreeBSD-1.0-RELEASE/ emulators/qemu boots from the floppy image in the cdinstal directory, but reports no cdrom found. I managed to find a Pentium 4 system

Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0

2013-06-27 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013, Julian H. Stacey wrote: Warren Block wrote: Yes, 1.0, from November 1993. The install CD is here: http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/FreeBSD-1.0-RELEASE/ emulators/qemu boots from the floppy image in the cdinstal directory

Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0

2013-06-27 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013, ill...@gmail.com wrote: On 27 June 2013 11:11, ill...@gmail.com ill...@gmail.com wrote: On 27 June 2013 10:46, Julian H. Stacey j...@berklix.com wrote: Warren Block wrote: Yes, 1.0, from November 1993. The install CD is here: http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD

Re: Booting FreeBSD 1.0

2013-06-27 Thread Warren Block
Decided to ignore the CD and just copy the files to a simulated MS-DOS drive. Got to the point of copying distributions, process documented here: http://wonkity.com/~wblock/freebsd-1.0/freebsd1.txt So far, it's giving me a new appreciation for modern installers. Julian, you are listed in the

Re: Hello

2013-06-26 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 26 Jun 2013, David Demelier wrote: 2013/6/26 Mike Jeays mike.je...@rogers.com: On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:56:59 +1000 julius juliuscmontes...@gmail.com wrote: Which BSD for a user desktop ??!. I all ready have Linux mint but I like to try again, in the past I have use it but no luck in

Re: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/serialconsole-set up.html

2013-06-25 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, Mark Felder wrote: On Tue, Jun 25, 2013, at 11:23, Stephen Burke wrote: Does anyone know how I could push serial output to an IP port that I could SSH to? You want something like a Portmaster or Lantronix device that will provide serial consoles over SSH

Re: Boot Loader Issue

2013-06-24 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013, Doug Hardie wrote: On 23 June 2013, at 20:39, Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com wrote: On Sun, 23 Jun 2013, Doug Hardie wrote: I had to convert a system from GPT to MBR. All went fine till I tried to reboot the system. It gets to mountroot and dies trying to mount

Re: Boot Loader Issue

2013-06-23 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013, Doug Hardie wrote: I had to convert a system from GPT to MBR. All went fine till I tried to reboot the system. It gets to mountroot and dies trying to mount from ufs:/dev/ada0p2. That won't work. The loader should be getting that information from /etc/fstab. Have the

Re: Boot Loader Issue

2013-06-23 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 24 Jun 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:47:53 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote: I need to alter mountroot so it tries the right partition/slice. How do I do that? I couldn't find anything in the handbook on that. You need to install the GPT boot code, e. g. # gpart

Re: Boot Loader Issue

2013-06-23 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013, Michael Sierchio wrote: On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Polytropon free...@edvax.de wrote: On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:47:53 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote: I need to alter mountroot so it tries the right partition/slice. How do I do that? I couldn't find anything in the handbook

Re: FreeBSD slice/partiton setup question

2013-06-19 Thread Warren Block
There have been some excellent responses, and I just wanted to add a quick point: Virtual machines with VirtualBox work very well and avoid the problem of trying to make compatible partition layouts. Enable sshd on FreeBSD and get to the files with rsync or scp or some FUSE module on the

Re: mini express cards supported by freebsd

2013-06-12 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 7 Jun 2013, david coder wrote: i need a mini express wifi card for a thinkpad laptop. does anybody know of one that is supported by freebsd? the aironet card i have is too fat. Thinkpads have a BIOS blacklist that only allows approved cards to be used. The approved cards likely

Re: trouble setting up wireless

2013-06-09 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 9 Jun 2013, Alexander Kapshuk wrote: On 06/09/13 01:24, Warren Block wrote: First, check the easy things: is there a physical switch to enable wireless? Is it on? There is no physical switch to enable wireless there. Notebooks also have function-key combinations to enable

Re: trouble setting up wireless

2013-06-09 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 9 Jun 2013, Alexander Kapshuk wrote: On 06/09/13 01:24, Warren Block wrote: First, check the easy things: is there a physical switch to enable wireless? Is it on? There is no physical switch to enable wireless there. Notebooks also have function-key combinations to enable

re: trouble setting up wireless

2013-06-08 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 8 Jun 2013, Sasha and Tanya Kapshuk wrote: Howdy, Been trying to setup wireless on a laptop with an Atheros 5424/2424 card running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. Been following the instructions given in the handbook. Running 'ifconfig wlan0 up scan' does not seem to return anything. What am

Re: trouble setting up wireless

2013-06-08 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 8 Jun 2013, Sasha and Tanya Kapshuk wrote: On 06/08/2013 09:03 PM, Warren Block wrote: Howdy, Been trying to setup wireless on a laptop with an Atheros 5424/2424 card running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. Been following the instructions given in the handbook. Running 'ifconfig wlan0 up

Re: trouble setting up wireless

2013-06-08 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 8 Jun 2013, Sasha and Tanya Kapshuk wrote: I am running the GENERIC kernel. I can see that the wlan and ath pieces are compiled into the kernel, so I removed the ath lines from /boot/loader.conf. I seem to have done everything right, but it still doesn't work. 'ifconfig wlan0 create

Re: USB can't mount msdosfs drive

2013-06-05 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 5 Jun 2013, Joseph Mays wrote: Tried several iterations, though it?s clearly a fat32 formatted USB drive. Shown below are the results of fdisk and the mount_msdosfs command. root@warehouse:/root # fdisk /dev/da2 *** Working on device /dev/da2 *** parameters extracted from

Re: Can sasl/sendmail Report IP Of Failed Access?

2013-06-04 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 4 Jun 2013, Tim Daneliuk wrote: On 06/04/2013 04:51 PM, Doug Hardie wrote: On 4 June 2013, at 08:47, Tim Daneliuk tun...@tundraware.com wrote: I am seeing login dictionary attacks on a FreeBSD mail server being reported. Is there a way to determine the IPs that are doing this so

Re: define more partitions in freebsd

2013-06-03 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 3 Jun 2013, saeedeh motlagh wrote: thanks Carl, i tried your your manual step by steps on FreeBSD8.2 but error happened. this is what i've done: gpart create -s MBR ad3 ad3 created gpart add -t freebsd ad3 ad3s1 added gpart create -s BSD -n 20 ad3s1 gpart: geom 'ad3s1': File Exists if

Re: define more partitions in freebsd

2013-06-01 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 1 Jun 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:10:32 +0430, s m wrote: my question is: how can i define more partitions on my freebsd? (for example, ad3s1a, ..., ad3s1h, ad3s1i, ad3s1j, ...). You cannot. You need to use the GPT partitioning approach and repartition your disk.

Re: swap partition leads to instability?

2013-05-29 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 29 May 2013, Michael Sierchio wrote: On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Adam Vande More amvandem...@gmail.com wrote: Normal dynamic wear leveling on a modern SSD will be better than imposing an FS- backed swap for 4GB partion occupying a small fraction of total drive space. And you

Re: slice and partition in FreeBSD 9.1

2013-05-28 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 28 May 2013, Polytropon wrote: See this comparison: http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/disksetup.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/geom-glabel.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/disks-adding.html There is a little information on the common types here,

Re: pkg_version says my ports need to be updated?

2013-05-27 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 27 May 2013, Ed Flecko wrote: Since I want to know the correct way (or one of I'm sure many correct ways) of initially installing the OS and then getting it up to date (and staying up to date), can you tell me what I did wrong and/or what I might want to do differently? A short

Re: swap partition leads to instability?

2013-05-26 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 26 May 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 26 May 2013 16:09:06 +0700, Erich Dollansky wrote: Hi, On Sun, 26 May 2013 01:58:32 -0700 (PDT) M. V. bored_to_deat...@yahoo.com wrote: I have a 24/7 network server/gateway with FreeBSD-8.2 on a SSD drive. it's partitioned as normal (/ , /tmp,

Re: swap partition leads to instability?

2013-05-26 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 26 May 2013, Adam Vande More wrote: On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com wrote: Another problem with SSDs is that they can have difficulty with wear leveling. This is even worse with swap because there is no way to use TRIM to tell the SSD about blocks

Re: setup journaling for root partition

2013-05-23 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 23 May 2013, Torsten Hantzsche wrote: On Thu, 23 May 2013, s m wrote: thanks, i do as you said, but after loading gjournal, dd says operation not permitted. gjournal clear says operation not permitted too and therefore gjournal label is not done and say previous error (gjournal

Re: file corruption solution (soft-update or ZFS)

2013-05-23 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 23 May 2013, saeedeh motlagh wrote: hello every body i have a question about fixing file corruption in freebsd. now i have freebsd8.2 and some times file corruption happened on it. this issue has a heavy cost for me and i want to avoid it or fixit it completely. so my question is: is

Re: file corruption solution (soft-update or ZFS)

2013-05-23 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 23 May 2013, saeedeh motlagh wrote: you know i have a sensitive server and unfortunately it is located some where that power outage happens much. so i want guarantee my data and avoid data lost and file corruption in my server. i do not have any problem in RAM and hardware. The

Re: setup journaling for root partition

2013-05-21 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 21 May 2013, Arthur Chance wrote: On 05/21/13 15:46, Michael Sierchio wrote: AFAIK Softupdates journaling still breaks snapshot functionality - which makes it unusable for me. I wouldn't assume that the O.P. doesn't want we he's asking for. Good point, I'd forgotten that problem as I

Re: Hot Swapping SATA drive?

2013-05-16 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 14 May 2013, RW wrote: On Tue, 14 May 2013 07:45:21 -0400 Robert Huff wrote: Ronald F. Guilmette writes: 3) Assuming that I want to do this stuff, what BIOS options should I be setting or unsetting on the motherboard? I am unable to check the BIOS settings on that MB

Re: enter single user mode from boot menu

2013-04-28 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 29 Apr 2013, Teske, Devin wrote: In single user mode, the root filesystem will be the only one mounted, and it will be mounted read-only. If you need to make changes (Correcting a fat-fingered edit to /etc/fstab, for example), you'll need to mount root rw. mount -u -o rw / or mount

Re: Procmail Decoding Mime Messages

2013-04-24 Thread Warren Block
On Wed, 24 Apr 2013, Martin McCormick wrote: Is there a filter that one can run in procmail in which base64 encoded data go in and text comes out so one can allow procmailrc to do its work? I use bogofilter to filter spam and it does a very good job after one builds a core of

Re: Power switch not working

2013-04-07 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 6 Apr 2013, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: I'll be attending to those thing, but for now I'd just like to know why, when I do shutdown -h now and then let the system come down to the point where it says Press any key to reboot pressing the power switch at that point no longer causes the

Re: Youtube Flash Videos broken?

2013-04-06 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 6 Apr 2013, Jens Schweikhardt wrote: I have trouble playing Youtube videos in flash format in Firefox. This has worked in the past, but for a few weeks now, the flash videos display as a b/w noise background picture with a message centered To render this video you need the Adobe Flash

Re: Restaging from scratch

2013-04-03 Thread Warren Block
On Thu, 4 Apr 2013, Polytropon wrote: On Wed, 3 Apr 2013 17:16:35 -0400, Grant Peel wrote: If anyone is willing to explain step by step, how to boot, create the filesystems, and make the disk bootable using 9.1 gpart etc I would appreciate it! Obtain a CD or DVD image, or a USB stick image,

Re: OT: Installing 9.1 without re-partitioning hard drive

2013-03-19 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 18 Mar 2013, Ralf Mardorf wrote: On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 09:00 -0600, Warren Block wrote: On Mon, 18 Mar 2013, Ralf Mardorf wrote: Standard practice for this list is to Cc the responder and the list, because people are not required to subscribe to post. That makes sense and does

Re: OT: Installing 9.1 without re-partitioning hard drive

2013-03-18 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 18 Mar 2013, Ralf Mardorf wrote: On Sun, 2013-03-17 at 15:37 -0700, leeoliveshackelf...@surewest.net wrote: Please Cc responses to the mailing list Actually, I had written that in a reply. I know that it's tolerated by the FreeBSD lists, but for most mailing lists nowadays it's

Re: Installing 9.1 without re-partitioning hard drive

2013-03-16 Thread Warren Block
On Fri, 15 Mar 2013, leeoliveshackelf...@surewest.net wrote: Good evening, Free BSD enthusiasts. Thank you to each of the several people who have responded to my previous messages. I have made significant progress, but am now flummoxed at the installation of the boot loader. The handbook

Re: Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Warren Block
On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, Doug Hardie wrote: I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk. I can set the partition type to MBR fine. However, when trying to add in slices I can't figure out what to enter for the parameters. Everything I have tried gives an error message. I

Re: FreeBSD 9 and Windows XP

2013-03-11 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 11 Mar 2013, Carl Johnson wrote: Eduardo Morras emorr...@yahoo.es writes: On Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:07:41 -0800 (PST) leeoliveshackelf...@surewest.net wrote: Good afternoon, FreeBSD enthusiasts. Can FreeBSD 9.1 be installed on a computer on which Windows XP currently resides? If so,

Re: FreeBSD 9 and Windows XP

2013-03-11 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 11 Mar 2013, Carl Johnson wrote: Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com writes: On Mon, 11 Mar 2013, Carl Johnson wrote: It is my understanding that FreeBSD doesn't allow using part of a disk, but grabs the entire disk. That means that VirtualBox can't use partitions on a disk that any

Re: Grepping though a disk

2013-03-04 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Polytropon wrote: The file size of the file I'm searching for is less than 10 kB. It's a relatively small text file which got some subsequent additions in the last days, but hasn't been part of the backup job yet. There have been some good suggestions. I would use a large

Re: backups using rsync

2013-03-04 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: Now, unfortunately, I have just been bitten by the evil... and apparently widely known (except to me)... ``You can't use dump(8) to dump a journaled filesystem with soft updates'' bug-a-boo. Until SUJ has been deemed 100%, I avoid it and suggest

Re: backups using rsync

2013-03-04 Thread Warren Block
On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: So, um, I was reading about this last night, but I was sleepy and my eyes glazed over... Please remind me, what is the exact procedire for turning off the journaling? I boot to single user mode (from a live cd?) and then what? Is it tunefs with

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