>How do i create a boot disk and root filesystem disk for my system
>now that i have it configured how i want it ?
First of all, the 'root' disk is only required when installing
FreeBSD. It's possible to make a boot disk, but not as straightforward
as you might expect.
Quote:>Or is FreeBSD more flexible. ie if i boot from a standard boot disk,
>can i just write everything back from tape to bring the system
>back to how it was pre-crash. (assuming a system/disk crash had
You can boot off the installation disk and tell it to use the kernel
on the hard disk at the boot prompt, eg
to boot off the first IDE/EIDE hard disk.
The "fixit floppy" is provided for emergency recovery. To create one,
do something like
dd if=/cdrom/floppies/fixit.flp of=/dev/fd0a bs=16384
To use it, select the "use fixit floppy" option in the installation.
James Raynard, Edinburgh, Scotland