On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:57:44 +0545 Tek Bahadur Limbu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Nikola Lecic wrote: > > On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:32:54 +0545 > > Tek Bahadur Limbu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > >> Hi All, > >> > >> Due to a power outage, my FreeBSD-6.1 (i386) machine got rebooted. > >> However, upon reboot right after the initial startup menu, it > >> simply hangs. > >> > >> I tried rebooting the machine several times but in vain. > >> > >> My Bios detects my hard drive. Also since I get the initial > >> startup menu, something must be wrong or corrupted in the Boot > >> loader. > >> > >> Can somebody point me or give me any hints about fixing this > >> problem. I have really some information in my hard drive which I > >> want to keep or restore. > > > > Hello Tek, > > > > The first thing I'd do is to download FreeSBIE (if you already don't > > have it), boot from it and do some initial inspection of the main > > drive. > > > > Then you will probably collect some more data about status of file > > systems etc. that will allow people from this list to share with you > > much more useful advices than it's possible at the moment. > > Hi Nikola, > > I just finished downloading FreeSBIE and when I tried to boot it, I > get the following errors: > > > CD Loader 1.2 > > Building the boot loader arguments > Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found > Read Error: 0x10 > Could not find Primary Volume Descriptor > > > Does this mean that my hard drive is dead and gone? No, this message is not about your hard drive. This means that live-CD doesn't like your hardware (maybe a bit older if such an error appears), or actually something much simpler: ... Have you checked the MD5 sum of the downloaded image? This error can also be caused by one funny thing: what burning speed you used to burn FreeSBIE? Check MD5 sum and burn it again at <=4x. This can help :) If you still can't start FreeSBIE, then try any other live-CD or maybe gparted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net) which can copy/paste partitions to another hard-drive -- to save your data if possible before you continue trying to rescue the whole system. Nikola Lečić _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"