Subject: Re: mkfs/mkproto or how are the intel fd's built?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/19/1995 21:49:16
some OS's have portable tools that allow:
o building of populated file systems
(given a template construct a non empty filesystem
possibly as a simple file)
o manipulate an unmounted file system
(given a a raw device (or just a file),
Does NetBSD have similar tools (for manipulating a raw ufs)?
Currrently, no, and it's not clear to me that it's worthwhile.
If you're thinking of what I expect you are, you could network boot
and build a file system using native tools.