Boot fail, please help!
mpassmore at m-p.co.uk
Thu Oct 26 17:17:51 BST 2006
Many thanks - panic over by mounting using mount -a and commenting out the
offending drive in fstab and rebooting.
My next task is to replace the dead slave drive with another. I can remove
the comment in fstab, but presumably I have to format the new drive somehow
for BSD using fdisk?
Do I have to specify criteria for the drive or simply specify its name?
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From: Michael Abbott [mailto:michael at araneidae.co.uk]
Sent: 26 October 2006 16:10
To: Mervyn Passmore
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Boot fail, please help!
> I think I need to edit fstab to remove the drive, but now nothing I am
> familiar with is available to do that with! Neither ee nor vi are
> available (not found) and the folders appear empty - I guess it is to do
> with booting in some single user mode? Or the wrong shell? I chose the
> default /bin/sh
In single user mode you only mount the root file system, and a typical
partitioning puts /usr separate from /. All the useful editors (ee, vi,
sed) are in /usr/bin. You do have ed in /bin, or alternatively you can
# mount /usr
to get access to /usr/bin.
I seem to remember that single user mode mounts / read only? If so
(damn, my memory is rusty) you may have to do something like
# mount -o rw /
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