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Old 17th May 2009
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Default Is is possible to access my hard drives from install CD 'Shell' option?...

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If you boot on the install CD you will first get the option to choose 'Install', 'Option' or 'Shell'. If I take Shell I get a RAM-based files system with some basic programs. Is it possible from here to access the hard drives (mounting them somehow)?


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Certainly.

The mount(8) command is available.

Here's an example of "chrooting" into a root directory (wd0a) on a hard drive:

# mount /dev/wd0a /mnt
# mount /dev/wd0d /mnt/usr
# /mnt/usr/sbin/chroot mnt ksh
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Wow! that's a fast reply, thank you very much!

A small correction though: on the last row "mnt ksh" should be "/mnt ksh".


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