Why no "ls" on DVD or livefs.iso?
WD at US-Webmasters.com
Fri Oct 11 02:52:09 UTC 2013
At 08:47 10/6/2013, Warren Block wrote:
>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/
Thanks, Warren. MFSBSD worked for me.
Had to use 8.X because 9.X hangs. I think it has something
to do with my PS2 mouse and keyboard. 9.X still only seems
to work with USB peripherals--or is something else going on?
I was a bit skittish using "recoverdisk" because I couldn't
find any explicit notation about source and target.
# clone a hard disk
recoverdisk /dev/ad3 /dev/ad4
As it turns out, the first argument is the source and the
second is the target, as one might intuitively guess. However,
I've been burned before by guesses, so I hope someone will
update the man pages to make this obvious.
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