Safety Checks
Now you are ready to begin building your miniBSD system. But before you start, you should ensure that you are in fact inside the FreeBSD jail and that dev is mounted within the FreeBSD jail. Look for the root_check file that was created automatically when you executed the /root/minichroot.sh shell script. Type the following:

ls /root_check

If you are in the FreeBSD jail, you should NOT be able to see the file. If you do see the file, something has already gone wrong. STOP NOW and figure it out.

Now that you know you are inside the FreeBSD jail, check to make sure the device nodes exist in your /dev directory by typing the following:

ls /dev

If you don't see any files listed, something has gone wrong. You should STOP NOW and figure it out.

Once you have verified that you are in the FreeBSD jail, and that the dev system has been properly mounted inside the FreeBSD jail, you are then ready to move on.