Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Mon Jan 5 03:19:34 PST 2004

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 06:01:46PM -0500, Peter Leftwich typed:
> Hello everyone.
> [1] What is the best resource online for understanding how to use "fixit"??
> I have a bootable FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE CD-R and I can start an emergency
> "fixit" shell on vtty4 (you start it after booting into sysinstall "...using
> the live filesystem CD..." and type Alt-F4 to get to a # prompt).

The live filesystem is on the second cd (disc2). Without this or 
alternatively the fixit floppy, you'll find the environment very
limited indeed.

> I am able to do an "ls" only by typing "echo *" -- "cd" works and "pwd"
> works, but "which", "mkdir", "mount" and "more" do NOT WORK.
> [2] (a) My question is, with all of the data that can be fit on an ISO9660
> filesystem, why was "fixit" and the array of tools so limited?!
>     (b)
> only makes a passing reference to fixit.flp only.  Is there a tutorial at
> that explains use of the fixit shell??
> [3] What sequence of commands do I use to mount to a UFS floppy or UFS
> filesystem on my hard drive (and do I have to know which /dev/ and do I
> have to fdisk and label mountpoints in sysinstall ahead of time??)??!
> If anyone can clarify these three questions, I would forever be grateful.
> Thank you kindly.
> --
> Peter Leftwich
> President & Founder, Video2Video Services
> Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA
> http://Www.Video2Video.Com
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