misc/177450: LiveCD should include smartmontools/smartctl
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu Mar 28 20:30:01 UTC 2013
>Synopsis: LiveCD should include smartmontools/smartctl
>Arrival-Date: Thu Mar 28 20:30:00 UTC 2013
>Originator: Ronald F. Guilmette
>Release: FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE amd64
FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE amd64
I may be wrong, but I believe that one of the purposes of allowing a
user who has one of the release distributions to boot into a "LiveCD"
version of FreeBSD is so that obscure problems... often obscure
_hardware_ problems... can be diagnosed without the need for actually
performing a full blown install of FreeBSD.
In this vein, it would enhance the usefulness of the LiveCD enormously
if the LiveCD actually contained a pre-built copy of smartmontools, or
at the very least, the smartctl utility.
Add pre-built smartmontools to the LiveCD.
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