AntonioK
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How to boot FreeBSD system with broken bootcode?
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Assuming that there is 512-byte DOS-like MBR, and you have replaced first 446 bytes of it with some crap (zeros or just /dev/urandom output), or damaged the bootcode some other way. In this case MBR ...

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Unable to write to file on FreeBSD -- read-only filesystem
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When FreeBSD boot in single-user mode, it mounts only / filesystem and mounts it in read-only mode. To access all filesystems, you should remount / in read-write mode and mount other filesystems (if ...

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What is the purpose of flag kern.geom.debugflags in FreeBSD?
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Out from the box you cannot write to MBR of disk, which is the one FreeBSD boots from. After setting sysctl kern.geom.debugflags=16 (or kern.geom.debugflags=0x10, which is all the same) you get ...

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How to make vi work in single-user-mode?
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It's because not all config files are read during boot in single-user mode. In this particular case the problem is in the TERM environment variable not being set properly. To fix this, just type ...

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Is there any dynamically produced .log file showing up the memory usage on FreeBSD?
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If I understand you correctly, you want some out-from-the-box log file, displaying how free/used RAM amount changes during the time. There is no such one in greenfield FreeBSD.

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What is the difference between binary file and .exe file?
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Generally it can be said that there is no difference: in MS Windows OS executables have names *.exe, but in *nix-like OS executables can be named whatever you like and are called "binary files". But ...

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