How to get to base.txz in the install image file

N.J.Terry newton.ja.terry at
Fri Oct 23 08:50:27 UTC 2020

On 22.10.20 15:23, Ernie Luzar wrote:
 >I want to target the base.txz file in the release.img install file.
 >After downloading the release.img file how do I open it and point to
 >the base.txz file? Is there a way?

You could create a memory disk with mdconfig(8) and mount it, e.g.:

mdconfig -u md1 release.img
mount /dev/md1s2a /mnt

Path to file: /mnt/usr/freebsd-dist/base.txz

After done with the file:

umount /mnt
mdconfig -du md1

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