Subject: Re: the /sys symlink gets recreated all the time.
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/05/2000 12:05:34
>: # 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.

mmm...very good points.

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