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Date:      Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:50:25 +0300
From:      "N.J.Terry" <newton.ja.terry@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to get to base.txz in the install image file
Message-ID:  <2d2c08f5-7acc-1c99-b4bd-178d8f9dde16@gmail.com>

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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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