Subject: Re: the /sys symlink gets recreated all the time.
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-install
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/ 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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