RME audio card user new to FreeBSD
nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sat Nov 24 19:02:51 UTC 2012
In article <1353768334.2641.21.camel at q> you write:
>On Sat, 2012-11-24 at 15:14 +0100, Juergen Lock wrote:
>> Don't want to try 9.1RC3?
>I thought it would be better to start with something "stable" as a
>newbie and now burning already is in progress.
Well I don't think there'll be many changes from RC3 to release,
and you can use freebsd-update to get to -release after it's out
>> (I think you can also back it up, but make sure you don't restore the
>> slice table in the mbr too if you add the bsd slice from bsdinstall,
>> only the actual bootcode.)
>I backup the first 512 bytes:
>dd if=/dev/sda of=MBR_sda-$BACKUP_NAME_ADD bs=512 count=1
>So I should restore from byte 0 to byte 439 only if a restore should be
That does sound correct. (tho I haven't verified the exact number 439.)
>I assume that there's also a way to recover a broken partition table
>with "BSD information" if needed and no backup should be available?
There is sysutils/scan_ffs in ports tho I didn't have to try it yet.
PS: I have Cc'd the freebsd-questions list as this no longer really
is a multimedia topic... (Yes I should have done that earlier, sorry.)
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