BSDInstaller Beta 2 release

Andrew Turner andrew at
Sun Dec 11 13:48:46 PST 2005

Ulrich Spoerlein wrote:

>>As with the previous Beta release there are three virtual consoles available:
>>* ttyv0: The frontend
>>* ttyv1: The backend
>>* ttyv2: A standard login screen to login as root with no password
>I can't currently test this, so I'm asking: Is ttyv2 running a full live
>system with reasonable $PATH variable? In other words, can I run dd,
>fdisk, bsdlabel (including vi), newfs, tar/cp/cpio from inside this
Yes, it is what you would get by installing just the base distribution. 
The installer uses fdisk, bsdlabel, newfs, tar and others in the 
installation process.

>And: Would it thus be possible to use dump(8) from the mounted live-CD and
>restore(8) the system to the local hard disk.
You could use dump and restore as the CD contains both tools. The only 
problem would be if you don't have enough memory as there is no swap 
until part way through the install.


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