Ghost for FreeBSD

Ruben de Groot mail23 at
Wed Sep 3 09:16:50 PDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 07:58:35AM -0700, Joshua Oreman typed:


> > Ok; what you have done is made a dump on the root mirror device; great! But
> > how do I now tell FreeBSD to use that "restored" partition as /? Edit
> > /etc/fstab to effect the change for the next boot? I have a nagging
> > suspicion it will then still boot off the old / slice.
> Ah, that's right. You have to edit /etc/fstab *AND* tell the kernel. I'm not
> sure exactly what you need to do to boot from a different root device; maybe
> someone will fille me in?

You'll have to edit /etc/fstab on the mirror root partition. Then you'll
have to tell the BIOS to boot disk1 instead of disk0. If your BIOS doesn't
support this, you're out of luck. You'll have to switch cables then.
If it does, no kernel changes necessary.


> -- Josh
> > 
> > - Mark
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