Restoring system files from CD

jon jon at
Thu May 6 07:26:10 PDT 2004

First, check the live filesystem cd to see if the one you want is on there.
If not, you'll have to extract the files you want out of the distribution
tar files.  There are quite a few of them so you'll have to try to figure
out which tar file holds the particular file you are interested in.

It would be nice if the FreeBSD web site held a master inventory of each
tar file and the system files within it, for reference purposes.

>How can I restore some lost system files from the original 5.2.1-RELEASE
>CD-ROM? Is there somewhere in the handbook to discuss this?

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