Corrupted OS

Drew Jenkins drewjenkinsjr at
Fri Mar 16 11:14:10 UTC 2007

Well, that's what I thought, I just wanted to be sure. I've done that once before. As I recall, there was a very long string of questions I had to answer at one point. I pretty much just told the system not to change things, go with defaults, etc. That's the safest bet, right? This is similar to reinstalling Windoze on top of an existing installation, right?

----- Original Message ----
From: Christian Walther <cptsalek at>
To: Drew Jenkins <drewjenkinsjr at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 6:45:40 AM
Subject: Re: Corrupted OS

On 16/03/07, Drew Jenkins <drewjenkinsjr at> wrote:
> 23Hi;
> Is it possible to rebuild an OS without reformatting the hard drive? I have FBSD6.2, so I can't upgrade.

What are you trying to do? You could always go to /usr/src and do a
make buildworld, which would rebuild the entire FreeBSD userland.
Ports can be rebuilt, too, for example by doing a portupgrade -afk

> TIA,
> Drew


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