Scripted fdisk/slice/fs generation?
timp at crossthread.com
Mon May 10 07:46:50 PDT 2004
That is *exactly* what I was looking for. Thank you!
I was trying to avoid the sysinstall route if possible.
Kris Kennaway wrote:
>On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 10:17:50AM +0200, Ruben de Groot wrote:
>>On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 09:48:27PM -0600, Tim Pushor typed:
>>>I do CPIO style image backups of my FreeBSD systems. In the event that I
>>>need to restore one of these backups, I usually use the FreeBSD
>>>installation media to fdisk and create filesystems, then mount the new
>>>filesystems and restore the CPIO archive.
>>>This system works great for me, but I would like to automate the
>>>restoration process. I have worked a little with fdisk and disklabel
>>>back in FreeBSD 2.x days (and trying early versions of OpenBSD) but
>>>wouldn't really know where to start automating that process. ( I do
>>>write code, but the thought of trying to use disklabel to read the
>>>geometry of the disks, calculate sizes, cylinder boundaries, etc give me
>>>a headache )
>>>I would really like to specify minimum sizes of partitions and
>>>filesystems, with one having all the excess (rather than having to count
>>>I've done some searching on Google and havn't really come up with
>>>Can anyone point me in the right direction?
>>Sounds like you want to use sysinstall in batch mode. The manpage
>>sysinstall(8) gives a detailed explanation on how to do this.
>See also the diskprep port that was committed a few days ago.
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