Why no "ls" on DVD or livefs.iso?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Oct 6 13:53:54 UTC 2013

On Sun, 6 Oct 2013, W. D. wrote:

> Booted with both.  Alt-F4 to get to command line.
> Very limited commands: "ls: not found".
> Why?  What good are these disks if they don't have
> the most basic of commands?

The "emergency holographic shell" was always very limited.  I suspect a 
path thing, with it looking for commands on the installed system.  Old 
bare-bones tricks like "echo *" help.

> Trying to clone a hard disk that has an number
> of bad sectors.  Trying to save most of my data.
> Want to use "recoverdisk", but can't get the
> command line to work.

Use mfsBSD: http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/

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