Subject: Re: Help recovering from FS corruption
To: Christopher Schultz <>
From: Zach Lowry <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 04/20/2004 09:42:19
Ah, I guess I forgot to mention that it's running NetBSD at the moment. 
I guess I can pull the drive out and throw it in a i386, I just hated 
to break open the Cobalt.


On Apr 20, 2004, at 7:58 AM, Christopher Schultz wrote:

> Zach,
>> I recently booted my Cobalt to find that the FS has been corrupted
>> and will no longer boot after a fsck. It just dumps into the debugger
>> after mounting root.
> :(
>> Can I change the kernel on the restore CD to a INSTALL kernel and
>> access the machine with serial? Are there any other good ideas?
> If you can access the machine via a serial cable, then I assume that 
> you
> have another machine lying around. If that's the case, why not pull the
> HD and temporarily install it in your other machine?
> IF your other machine is running Windows, I think there are ext2 
> filesystem readers available for Win32 (read-only, if I remember, but 
> that's not such a big deal).
> -chris