Loading the system from a nonstandard (not s1a) partition?

Andy Farkas andyf at speednet.com.au
Mon Jun 2 15:44:18 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Chris Ptacek wrote:

> I am wondering if it is possible to load the system from a non-standard (not
> s1a) partition.  I am working on a system that has an existing disk layout
> with a s1g partition that I would like to turn into a recovery/backup
> partition (in case of corruption).  I have created a small base system on
> the partition (tar up an existing minimum install, plus tools), but am
> unable to boot from it by selecting the s1g partition from the boot loader
> prompt.  I wanted to know if this is possible, if so what steps do I need to
> take to make the partition bootable.

Take a look at `man loader` - there are lots of knobs for tweaking root


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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