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Date:      Wed, 13 May 1998 11:09:28 +0100
From:      robert w hall <>
To:        Doug White <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: freebsd 2.2.5 kernel on cyrix 686 M2-MMX cpu
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Any more news on this, or did the hackers decide it was too one-off (I
hope not. Although I've got the 2.2.6 minimal system up, I'm  left with
an essentially-unused disk set for 2.2.5! the installation script for
2.2.6 looks to need some work to pick up eg the xf86 files from the
2.2.5 distribution... I could be cunning, but just at present I'm
sticking with my trusty(?) Linux distribution, I'm afraid)
Bob Hall

In message <>,
Doug White <> writes
>On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, robert w hall wrote:
>> Final mutterings - I promise (fingers crossed) 
>> 1) have also now tried kernel 'boot.flp' (couldn't find 2.2.2 on
>> uk mirror) and that also boots up off floppy OK on both my machines.
>Ok.  Must have been a transient bug on 2.2.5.
>> 2) One of the reasons I've run out of disk space is that files in /stand
>> have bogusly large sizes - all 1.167360   Meg. - this is for 2.2.6, but
>> 2.2.5 did something similar I recollect. Whats going on here??? Can I
>> kill them or does one keep setup info?
>/stand is a ``crunched'' executable, for use in emergencies if the root
>partition is largely munged.  The crunched executable is a collection of
>the programs and libraries and is hardlinked for each individual
>executable so crunched.  The sizes will completely throw you off (esp. if
>you use du) but df will have the correct values.
>All that's in there that's useful is sysinstall, if you aren't going to be
>using it for installing packages, etc. then you can dump it.  You can
>always rebuild it later.  If root is damaged then you have bigger
>Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
>Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant
>    | Computer Science Major

robert w hall

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