Subject: Re: the /sys symlink gets recreated all the time.
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/2000 11:36:38
On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:
: # man hier | grep stand
: /stand/ programs used in a standalone environment
: ...which is funny, since (almost) everything i've ever needed in a
: "standalone" environment has been in /bin and /sbin. so far. i still
: wanna add netcat to the install/rescue floppies... :)
That depends on how you define "standalone".
I have an i386 box that uses dosboot, so that a small FAT partition is
available to hold the 3c5x9cfg program and some other non-NetBSD emergency
tools. The kernel is in /stand/netbsd (with a symlink from /netbsd) and the
booter is in /stand/dosboot.com with a /stand/autoexec.bat. As you've
probably guessed by now, this /stand partition corresponds to the DOS C:.
I've seen other systems where /stand contains similar bootstrapping stuff;
UnixWare comes to mind.
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