Restoring system files from CD

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Thu May 6 08:27:26 PDT 2004

You don't have to install the entire OS to another machine if you have a
medium to large area on your disk.  Mount up the #1 CDROM and then create
a scratch directory somewhere on your system.  Go to the distribution
that you think contains the files you are missing (sounds like "base"
to me) and cat() the script.  You'll see that you can execute
the script and send it a "DESTINATION" argument on the command line.
That script will extract that particular distribution to what ever
directory you include on the command line.

>Do you
>think it is OK to just load the same version of FreeBSD on another
>machine and then copy over the files I need?

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