[FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 and beyound] Rescue environment is non-functional on AMD64/Intel64

Andriy Gapon avg at icyb.net.ua
Fri Nov 9 01:40:33 PST 2007

on 09/11/2007 01:23 Wayne Chapeskie said the following:
> We are still in the beta stage of the release cycle, where the mailing
> list is actually a good place to find out what is going on.  Web site
> documentation usually doesn't catch up until release time. The purposes of
> the various release ISO images are documented in the release
> announcements -- see the 6.2 release announcement at
> http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/announce.html
> which did indeed mention the "live CD" functionality in disc1.
> In 6.2, only ia64 had a livefs ISO, amd64 did not, nor did i386.  The
> configuration of the release ISO's does change over the years, and has
> in the past been documented in a README in the ftp directories, and is
> now documented in the release announcements.  The ia64 livefs ISO was a
> slight oversight in the 6.2 release notes, but since we are going to be
> seeing more cases of livefs not fitting on the disc1 install, I imagine
> future release announcements will reflect that.

I understand.
Maybe a short addition to the Handbook would be nice, maybe somewhere
near "2.3.6 Obtain the FreeBSD Installation Files". I think ISO image
functions/layouts change rarely enough to be documented in the Handbook.
Just my 2c.

Andriy Gapon

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