Subject: Recover corrupt root partition?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG, macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/25/1995 01:28:26

Running NetBSD/Mac (-current as of 4/15), I just had one of my hard drives
die a miserable death on me.  In the process, it seems to have corrupted my
root / partition.  Now, the boot utility refuses to load NetBSD,
complaining that the root file system has an incorrect magic number.

Of course, I _could_ reload from master copy of NetBSD, but I really would
like to recover some of the files that were on my root, like those that
were in /etc.  (Please - no chastising me for failure to make a backup -
I've already got scars from the self-flagellation.)  Anyone know of a way
to get at them?  Or maybe a way to fake the right magic number?

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