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Date:      Wed, 02 Oct 1996 12:33:51 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Tam Weng Seng <tam@sabine.cs.tcu.edu>
To:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Help SCSI disk died :(
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.961002122416.14867A-100000@sabine>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.94.961001205137.2062J-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>

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On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Doug White wrote:

> I guess it depends on what you mean by 'userland'.  Did it take any of the
> OS with it or do you still have a bootable disk?

	It took /usr, and a swap partition out.
 
> If you can still boot, you should be able to prepare the new disk as
> normal (disklabel/newfs) and edit /etc/fstab to mount it up.  Then pull
> out the restore tapes and enjoy ....

	Actually, my brain paniced ... Brains work really badly after
a panic. I should have thought about getting /usr off another machine.
I plan to install freebsd on another machine, so I will probably use
NFS to pull /usr from that machine, after I get a new HDD.
	Subsequently, it is unfortunate that I do not have a tape
drive. Otherwise I would have backed things up and things would
have been fine. On the other hand, I really do not have any thing
very important on my machine. All my important stuff is in my account
here at school, and the school sys admin backs that up on every now
and then.
	Sorry, about .... I should let my brain reboot before posting
for help. 

+---------------+----------------------------+---------------+
| Tam Weng Seng | May the source be with you | Tan Yongcheng |
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