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Date:      Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:21:25 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fubar'ed it good this time...
Message-ID:  <4E089FF5.2050605@my.gd>
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On 6/27/11 3:40 PM, Kurt Buff wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 03:03, Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd> wrote:
>> On 6/27/11 8:17 AM, Kurt Buff wrote:
> <snip>
>>> I've even downloaded and burned the 8.2 live boot iso, but it says it
>>> can't find a hard drive from sysinstall - both the Fdisk and Label
>>> options say
>>>      "No disks found! Please verify that your disk controller
>>>      is being properly probed at boot time. See the Hardware
>>>      guide on the Documentation menu for clues on
>>>      diagnosing this type of problem."
>>>
>>> I get no love from the Fixit shell, either, with /dev being void of
>>> any reference to the hard drive - just acd0.
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure that if I can mount the disk that I can just edit the
>>> cruft out of /etc/fstab, and it will all be fine, but I can't get
>>> there...
> <snip>
>>
>>
>> You'll want to download a live CD with UFS support :)
>>
>> MFSBSD comes to mind:
>>
>> http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/
> 
> Your advice sounds reasonable, but that site seems devoted to zfs bootables.
> 
> I wonder if an 8.1 livefs iso will do the trick...
> 
> Kurt



Works just fine for non ZFS stuff, we actually use it here with PXE to
install new firewalls.

Really, it'll do what you want, it has "ee" which is all you need.



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