Freebsd won't boot
serge at intraforum.net
Sat Aug 25 10:50:28 BST 2001
At 19:01 24/08/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>I loaded and installed Freebsd and got it running. When I came to log out
>I used the exit command to exit as user, and then for want of being able to
>find any other command just switched the computer off. At this point I
>was at the login? process.
>When I tried to boot-up this morning I get the following error messages,
>repeated time and time again:-
>Phase1 check blocks and sizes
>Phase 2 check pathnames
>Phase 3 check connectivity
>Phase4 check reference counts
>Phase 5 check cylinder groups
>This process seems to just run and run, with no end. What do I do from
>here? Any help or advice greatly appreciated.
Most likely your system is damaged by improper shutdown - you may need to
It is very important to shut down the system properly (using command
"shutdown -h now" or "halt" as user root).
To prevent this from happening in case of electrical power failure - use
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), connect UPS signalling cable to serial
port of the computer, install upsd or upsmond - in case of power loss UPS
will automatically switch to internal battery to keep the computer running
for a while, will send "power down" signal to computer, and upsd (or
upsmond) will shut down the system gracefully.
>Peter F James
>please reply to: pfjames at pingu.co.uk
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