Subject: Re: screwed up fs
To: Colin Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Armen Babikyan <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/1997 15:03:36
At 4:15 PM -0700 9/20/97, Colin Wood wrote:
>Armen Babikyan wrote:
>> the power here just screwed up, and my NetBSD system rebooted. except when
>> it rebooted, it didn't want to boot (couldn't read executable stuff on the
>:-( Not good.....
>> i opened up the macbsd installer utility to see why it couldn't read the
>> kernel, and noticed a bunch of "fstat: no such file or directory" by where
>> /etc, /dev, /usr and /netbsd should be. few other too, but i don't know
>> what directories they used to be.
>> i found another kernel i could boot from, and i booted that with no
>> problems, but my kernel hung at something relating to /dev/console missing
>> shortly before the point the machine would have booted into single user. i
>> ctrl-c'ed, and the kernel panic'ed and jumped to zero.
>> so now i have a problem. how do i fsck the disk in macos? :-)
>You don't :-(
ah, cool... (btw that would be a really cool feature)
>> i tried recreating devices, but that let to a bunch of mknod and chmod
>> errors in the installer utility. i didn't dare rm -r /dev and mkdir /dev
>> until i heard some other thoughts...anyone?
>At the moment, I guess you'd have to go ahead and try this and see if you
>can boot. However, it's quite possible that you might need to do a
>complete reinstall in order to fully recover, especially if you've munged
>the inodes that make up the directories listed above.
well, i have another drive. would i be able to install NetBSD on that drive
(base121, etc121, netbsd121, whatever else) and fsck the /dev/sd* i'd see
as being this drive? i really would like to not lose the information on
that drive, considering it has /root /home and /etc :-\
can the inodes be so f**ed up that the disk would not be able to be fsck'ed
from another disk? :-\
Armen Babikyan - firstname.lastname@example.org
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