5.3: /stand/ versus /rescue/ ?
Jose M Rodriguez
josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Wed Oct 6 12:14:36 PDT 2004
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 20:13, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 October 2004 01:48 pm, Ryan Sommers wrote:
> > > /stand is installed as part of the installation process.
> > > Basically, sysinstall starts off by letting you partition your
> > > disks. Once that is done, it mounts everything under /mnt, then
> > > copies the /stand off of the mfsroot to /mnt/stand and finally
> > > chroots into mnt for the rest of the install. It copies /stand
> > > so that it can still get to the utilities in /stand that it needs
> > > while it does the actual install.
> > Is there any reason why we need /stand after the install process?
> > As part of the post-install configuration would it be possible to
> > have /stand removed?
> Prior to /rescue it was (ab)used as a sort of /rescue type of thing.
> Now that we have /rescue, it probably can be removed after the
> installation is complete.
Take care of:
- it only takes ~2 MB of your rootfs.
- I'm not sure that /rescue/tar can work without a tmp dir
and this is really needed for initdiskless oper (/stand/cpio).
- can sysinstall unlink his own binary before restart?
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