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Date:      Sun, 6 Dec 2009 18:49:10 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Solved: Re: dd (to erase disk) from emergency holographic shell
Message-ID:  <20091206184910.GA70763@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20091206175452.GA70483@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
References:  <20091206173431.GA70391@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20091206173920.GA76707@gizmo.acns.msu.edu> <20091206175452.GA70483@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>

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On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 05:54:52PM +0000, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 12:39:20PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 05:34:31PM +0000, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > 
> > > I need to erase all of my fbsd disk.
> > > I booted the installation cd, launched
> > > Emergency Holographic Shell, but
> > > cannot find any command, except rm and pwd.
> > 
> > The holograqphic shell is not the one you want.
> > You want the Fixit.
> 
> I thought these are identical things.
> In the sysinstall menu I chose "Fixit",
> and in the following menu I chose "Start an
> Emergency Holographic Shell". Is this not it?
> 
> Or do I need to prepare a separate Fixit CD or
> floppy?
> 
> I was under the impression I've used this
> holo shell before, but can't remember how now.

I burned a separate livefs CD, launched Fixit from there.

sorry for the bother

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Anton Shterenlikht
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