Subject: Re: RQube2 stuck on fsck
To: James Hartley <>
From: Glyn Astill <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/06/2007 14:48:48
James that's a massive thread, any chance of a hint so I don't have
to read through all that?

Also I'm not entirely sure whats going off here, usually fsck will
take 20 - 30 minutes if the machine crashes. Last night it was on
fsck for 8 hours and I couldn't hear any disk activity.

This worries me, I hope I haven't lost my entire setup.

Anyone any idea whats going off here?


--- James Hartley <> wrote:

> On 8/6/07, Glyn Astill <> wrote:
> > The disk is 320Gb.
> Assuming a stock restore CD was used to install NetBSD, only a
> minuscule amount of disk space was allocated to each /tmp & /var. 
> All
> other disk space was given to /.  I suspect the reason for this
> partitioning scheme was to provide a general solution everyone
> could
> use in light of the vast range of disk sizes available.  So in your
> case, fsck has a *lot* of disk space to correlate.
> > How do I boot into single user mode?
> See the restore CD thread from the last few days.  There you see my
> boneheaded journey...  :-)
> Jim

Which email service gives you unlimited storage?