Henrik W Lund
henrik.w.lund at broadpark.no
Wed Sep 22 12:45:45 PDT 2004
Matthew Seaman wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 06:14:40PM -0700, Henrik W Lund wrote:
>>I've been reading about a "fixit floppy" that is supposed to exist
>>somewhere, and a "fixit CD" too, but I can't for the life me find out
>>anything more about them. Googling yields tons of references to
>>"inserting the fixit floppy/CD", but none as to how one goes about
>These certainly do exist -- generally you'ld just download some disk
>images and either copy them to floppy, or burn them to CD Rom:
>The fixit floppy can be found at eg.
>depending on the architecture and FreeBSD version you want. (Floppy
>images don't exist for all architecures). You can also find the
>floppy images in the /floppies directory of the Disk 1 iso-image,
>which is handy if you run into a CD drive you can't boot from.
>Similarly the ISO images you need are in eg.:
>Mutatis mutandis wrt. version numbers and architectures again. You
>want the disk2.iso, which is a standalone bootable image with a live
>file system on it.
>If you want to create your own versions of these things from source,
>you need a local copy of the FreeBSD source CVS repository, and you
>can use the 'make release' command -- see /usr/src/release/Makefile
>and other files under directory. That's not something for the faint
>of heart though.
Thanks! Another one of the FreeBSD mysteries unveiled. Hell, I'll be
committing in no time!! (errr... or?) ;-)
-Henrik W Lund
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