howto sidestep sysinstall during installation

andrew clarke mail at
Mon May 11 19:07:04 UTC 2009

On Mon 2009-05-11 23:17:09 UTC+0930, Daniel O'Connor (doconnor at wrote:

> > Recreating a disk - slice/parttion/newfs - is one of the main things
> > to do under a fixit.   You should have fdisk, bsdlabel and newfs
> > there as well as restore for sucking dumps back in.
> Depends what sort of fixit you have.
> A holographic shell won't have it, but the others will.

That reminds me...

Can someone explain to me why it's called a "holographic shell"?

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