* Re: FreeBSD 8 LiveFS - How To Start SSHD?

Devin Teske devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Mon Dec 26 15:12:31 UTC 2011

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On Dec 26, 2011, at 3:53 AM, Damien Fleuriot <ml at my.gd> wrote:

> On 12/24/11 11:35 PM, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> I've lost a drive in my FBSD 8.? box.  I have a FBSD 8.1 LiveFS CD from
>> which I've booted.  I'd like to get sshd running so I can connect
>> remotely and have the ability to browse, copy/paste, etc. while I see
>> what I might be able to salvage before replacing my drive.
>> I've found these directions:
>> http://wiki.ggis.biz/index.php/Recover_Using_LiveFS
>> I can do the "Configure the network connection", the  "setup login shell
>> for root", and the "Prepare SSH" part.  However the "Enable, configure,
>> and start sshd" part doesn't seem to apply and really doesn't make sense.
>> Bottom line is that after running /mnt2/use/sbin/sshd, I can see the
>> process in ps output.  However when I attempt to connect to sshd as
>> root, my connection is immediately closed.  I'm thinking it's a
>> PermitRootLogin yes issue and I'm missing something but I've read and
>> re-read that section and verified that /etc/ssh/sshd_config contains
>> PermitRootLogin yes.
>> Can anyone tell me how to get sshd running or point me to a better link?
>> Thanks,
>> Drew
> I would suggest using Martin Matuska's MFSBSD and loading it over PXE
> (or burning it to a disk).
> It'll load you a 8.2 BSD in RAM, and from there you'll be able to mount
> your local disks.

Alternatively, you could try my DruidBSD. An 8.1 based 24MB bootable ISO that contains 150+ utilities and boots into RAM from CD, DVD or USB thumb (just dd the iso to thumb).


I've ran root-login-enabled sshd from this several times.

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