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. gary > -- > -- > Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard. > --Atom Powers-- -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"