Re: Problem installing packages
From: Bill Vermillion (bv_at_wjv.com)
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 00:15:01 GMT
In article <email@example.com>,
Robert Kopp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Bill Vermillion wrote:
>> I just cd to var and perform mv tmp tmp-dist, then I just do the
>> symlink. On a running system I'll shut down [if possible] whatever
>> is using that directory. mv [rename] the directory, make the
>> symlink, and then move to the renamed directory and move all files
>> to the directory on the other partition.
>>>ln -s /usr/tmp /var/tmp
>I suppose one could do something like this with FreeSBIE? The
>partitions on the target filesystem are mounted read-only by
>default, but they can be re-mounted. I think it's desirable to
>have such a CD in the event that changes in an installed system
>will not allow it to boot for repairs, but it also ensures that
>the mounted system is not performing any operations.
>Windows XP users are out of luck with this strategy, since a
>bootable CD is not available and no other OS can write to NTFS
But there are systems that will read NTFS. I had my XP crap out -
couldn't read the Documents directory and therefore it started
dumping memory. How stupid is that - one directory takes down a
But I recovered all except that directory, and the important files
were backed up.
I used the Knoppix Linux distribution. I mounted the NTFS
partition, and then depending on sizes, I'd tar up a directory that
was small enought to fit in the RAM disk on Knoppix and then ftp
it to the FreeBSD machines I have on my home network.
For large instances I'd move the file one-at-time.
If you are running FreeBSD the second CD is a live system from
which you can reboot and repair a broken system. I've had to use
it exactly twice and it was back in the 2.8 and/or 3.1 era.
No need to use a Freesbie disk if you have the bootable/live CD
that matches the OS version you are running.
-- Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com