Why no "ls" on DVD or livefs.iso?
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Oct 11 03:18:17 UTC 2013
On Thu, 10 Oct 2013, W. D. wrote:
> 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.
recoverdisk [-b bigsize] [-r readlist] [-s interval] [-w writelist]
That seems pretty clear, although the text does not really explain what
happens if the optional destination is not given. Output to stdout
would be the standard expectation.
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