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Old 27th February 2019
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Originally Posted by jggimi View Post
There are four things I can think of that would remove all files from a filesystem.
  1. Re-formatting with newfs(8).
  2. Removing them with an accidental rm(1) -r.
  3. An fsck(8) of a very damaged filesystem with either a "-y" option or answering "yes" to removing each and every file.
  4. Accidentally running the ramdisk's install script rather than the update script. This would cause #1 to occur.
Thanks iggimi. I think 4 may be the answer. I also thought you could simply enter the shell without running update but I presume that's wrong.
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Yes you can enter the shell. When you boot the ramdisk kernel, you get the following prompt:
(I)nstall, (U)pgrade, (A)utoinstall or (S)hell?
As you can see it is one of your four choices.
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