5.3: /stand/ versus /rescue/ ?

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Thu Oct 7 01:43:11 PDT 2004

On Thursday 07 October 2004 05:40, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> Jose M Rodriguez wrote:
> > I think /etc/rc.d/initdiskless may use /rescue/zcat and /rescue/tar
> > instead of /stand/gzip an /stand/cpio.
> /etc/rc.d/initdiskless should not be using either
> /stand or /rescue.

Well, it try to use compressed tarballs and it isn't any 
compress/gzip/bzip2 lib out of /usr, wich is not mounted.

Also, a /var tarball seems the easy option for the boot chicken/egg 
problem about this dir (have nfs/mount status under /var).

> In particular, /bin/pax is a much better choice
> than either /stand/cpio or /rescue/tar.  gzip
> should be easy to avoid.
> Tim

If you think really go with this, please, speak loud and clear before.

Compressed tarball are the most standard and secure way for net boot and 
are in real use.

My 2x250 GB HD doesn't have any problem with the 2 MB stand.


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