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Re: creating FFS2 file-system with makefs on linux
The -x and -F options just help ensure that all the files and file
permissions in the image are the right ones. Without that you could find
that files in your image have strange owners and permissions.
I can legitimately avoid the use of an mtree specfile because all I do
is extract official NetBSD sets to begin with.
Indeed I could find strange perms e.g. `/var/db/postfix/` with UID and
GID 91 instead of 12. I am not sure where UID and GID 91 came from, as
I don't have any `postfix` user on my host system so it wouldn't have
been able to map it anyways.
Anyhow, extracting the sets with `--numeric-owner` did the trick. It
works both with GNU tar and bsdtar, from GNU/Linux. I got a resulting
guest system that looks pretty decent to me now.
Is resize_root supposed to give results at the first run already?
While seeing the boot message about resizing /, should I therefore be
able to check the size of `/` right away, or I am supposed to reboot
resize_root (the shell script in /etc/rc.d) should reboot the system for
you. I bet you don't have all of the following in your /etc/rc.conf.
Lloyd, fellow, weasel-or-dragon, DUDE! I wish I had the full howto from
the start. This works.
Once rebooted one can remove those options from rc.conf and generate a
template of the vdisk, and so the users won't have to go down that
additional reboot. We're good.
Many thanks, really
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