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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 12:27:48 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb>
To:        rajesha@ct-yardley.com (rajesha)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Emergency boot disk
Message-ID:  <199707181927.MAA11541@hub.freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <199707181848.OAA17626@arthur.ct-yardley.com> from "rajesha" at Jul 18, 97 02:48:19 pm

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rajesha wrote:
> 
> 
> I have a question:
> After the system is installed, is there a way to create a emergency boot
> disk that can be used to reboot the system and restore settings if the
> hard-drive does not boot?
> 
> I know that the SCO UNIX supported such a fallback option that you can
> create a emergency boot disk.

	the handbook outlines the process and provides a shellscript
	for creating a minimal system on a floppy that you can use
	to restore from tape.  it is up to you to create the minimal
	kernel.  the handbook contains an exampl minimal kernel.

	since only one floppy is used--the kernel must be as small as
	possible.

	look for "10.5.9.5. Emergency Restore Procedure" in the handbook
	at "http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/handbook.html"
jmb



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