--- John Nielsen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 April 2006 00:17, Brian McKeon wrote: > > Hello I'm having a problem restoring my backup of > my FreeBSD > > > > mount /dev/da0s1 /foobar fails with superblock > errors (obviously) > > mount -t ext2fs /dev/da0s1 /foobar fails with > mount_ext2fs not found in > > /usr/sbin (perhaps /sbin) > > > > when I got to /mnt2/usr/sbin (think thats the > right path, i know ls > > ./mount_ext2fs finds the file in the path but if > its ./usr/sbin or > > ./sbin I can't recall) and run ./mount_ext2fs > /dev/da0s1 /foobar I get > > operation not supported by device. > > > > fixit won't even let me mount my linux boot drive > (same sets of errors) > > so I know it isn't just failing because of the USB > device. > > > > > > > }--> My question is what is going wrong here? Do I > have to make a > > symlink to mount_ext2fs to the path that mount -t > xxx blah wants to see > > that program? Or am I just cursed? I figured > restoring a backup would be > > pretty simple but Fixit doesn't seem to want to > cooperate.To date this > > is my only serious issue with FreeBSD, but I would > say it is quite the > > issue to have. > > One thing you need to make sure of when using the > Fixit CD is that the kernel > can find the necessary modules for whatever you're > trying to do. In the case > of ntfs.ko and smbfs.ko (and I presume ext2fs.ko), > this doesn't happen by > default. To fix this, change the kernel's module > path from the minimal one > in the MFS root to the complete one included on the > CD: > > sysctl kern.module_path="/dist/boot/kernel" > > Then try your mount_ext2fs command again. > > Also, remember to check the "debug" console (Alt-F2) > to see if there are any > kernel messages that might shed additional light on > the problem. > > Good luck, and please post again even if just to say > "it worked". > > JN > Yeah that worked pretty good. I new I needed to make up my own fixit boot image install program (hate sysinstall, know I'm not the only one...) But as a quick fix this did the trick. At least it mounted the drives, now to the restore... thanks brian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"