On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 08:33:44AM -0700, Atom Powers wrote:
> On 9/1/06, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >On Friday,  1 September 2006 at 20:30:24 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> >>
> >>       Well, gang, for about the only time in ten or eleven years, my
> >>       FreeBSD has kernel crashed.   The kernel err is 18 I believe a
> >>       int divide by zero.  I backup most stuff regularly but still have
> >>       several megs of data files.   Can I fix this with a fixit disk?
> >>       Or is all hope lost?
> If it's only the data you want, try a FreeSBIE boot disk. That will
> give you access to the file system/network, so you can recover your
> data.

        From magnesium.net I followed up to-list that  this 2001 
        server had n floppy.  So, until I can beg a favor, and swap
        in a floppy, I'm totally wedged.  --By the way, it's time to
        have a giveaway, so anyone in the metro Seattle area, if you
        areinterested in some seriously heavy-duty but slow HP Kayaks,
        drop a line.

        Greg: I was able to get to the boot screen and hit  "4" [?]
        or "5"--whatever thr alt menu is.  I typed

        boot /boot/kernel.old

        and for a few secs thought that would work.  But upon hitting
        return/[Ehter], things reset.  And-or back to the original
        fatal trap 18.

        This may have been a FS err because I  was pushing  the box
        pretty hard.  I was doing a portsupgrade and
        installing/reinstalling lots of stuff. 

        Whenever I can get somebody to temp swap in a floppy I'll
        try FreeSBIE.  MOst of my data is public or personal junk,
        but to my amazement, my last backups of taoEtc.tgz was 
        (*cringe*) late '01.


> -- 
> --
> Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
> --Atom Powers--

   Gary Kline     [EMAIL PROTECTED]   www.thought.org     Public service Unix

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