dd question

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Sep 27 14:06:08 UTC 2015

On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:05:52 -0453.75, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> On 09/27/15 09:00, Polytropon wrote:
> > Maybe the installation media, even though on writable media, is
> > mounted ro? The easiest thing to capture logs is to perform the
> > installation from a "fully writable" live file system, or simply
> > mount a network resource r/w.
> How can I figure that out (mounted ro) ? I have ISO's & img's available 
> on my LAN, can I install from them directly ? If so, how :-) (URL's 
> welcome) ?

Depends on how the boot process is being performed. A look
in /etc/fstab or maybe (customized?) rc.diskless could tell
you more. Basically, it's simple to boot the media, get to
a command line, and look at the "mount -v" output.

Another option woule be to use disklabel and and add a new
partition, for example letter 'd', which ends at the end
of the media (where 'c' usually ends). Note that no partition
can be bigger than 'c' ("the whole thing").

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