Has the Procedure for Regenerating A FreeBSD Installation Disk Changed?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Aug 24 16:23:25 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 09:02:59AM -0500, Martin G. McCormick wrote:
> 	While trying to create a customized FreeBSD installation
> disk I am using the standard FreeBSD tar application and doing
> the following based upon instructions found in the Handbook for
> remastering:
> #mkdir headless #works
> # tar -C headless -pxf FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso
> 	This extracts most of the files but produces a huge
> error output as in:
> usr/lib/libarchive.so.5: Can't create 'usr/lib/libarchive.so.5'
> usr/lib/libasn1.so.10: Can't create 'usr/lib/libasn1.so.10'
> 	Similar messages for many portions of the image, 759 all totalled.

Could it be that your filesystem is full?

Although I don't have FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso around, I tried the
tar command with FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso and that unpacks just

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