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Date:      Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:07:40 -0700
From:      Drew Tomlinson <drew@mykitchentable.net>
To:        Michel Talon <talon@lpthe.jussieu.fr>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FixIt CD Tool Availability - SOLVED
Message-ID:  <4A57D7CC.90104@mykitchentable.net>
In-Reply-To: <20090704190652.GA44670@lpthe.jussieu.fr>
References:  <20090704190652.GA44670@lpthe.jussieu.fr>

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Michel Talon wrote:
> Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>   
>> The command 'gmirror label root ad8a ad6a' does not return an error but 
>> no device is created in /dev/mirror
>>
>> The command 'zpool create data  raid1z ad14d ad12d ad8d ad6d' gives me 
>> an error about the ZFS library being unavailable.
>>
>> Are these tools supposed to work when using the Fix It CD?  If not, does 
>> 7.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso have these tools?
>>     
>
> One can load kernel modules from the fixit cdrom, but as far as i
> remember this requires some manipulations.
>
> What i do is, from the fixit prompt:
> chroot /mnt2
> to go to the full system available on the cdrom under /mnt2. But then 
> required things are missing, so i do further:
> mount -t devfs devfs /dev
> because access to /dev is frequently required, and for commodity
> set -o emacs
> (to have shell history and editing)
> export PAGER=more
> (to be able to access man pages)
> After that one has a more or less standard environment. Sometimes one
> needs a writable filesystem, for example for accessing internet
> (dhclient, resolv.conf, etc.) 
> mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /tmp
> does that.
>
> It would be nice to have a shell script on the fixit cdrom doing similar
> things automatically when one accesses fixit.
>
> In your case i suspect appropriate kernel modules were not loaded
> and commands failed silently.
>   

For the archives, the above works.  I don't know what I did wrong the 
first day I tried.  However after walking away for a few days and then 
starting over, the commands above gave me a functional FixIt 
environment.  Thanks!

Cheers,

Drew

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