Walker wrote: > Today I lost power and my FreeBSD 7.0-R server came up with all > partitions "not properly dismounted". I was watching the fsck reports > to syslog and noticed there wasn't one for the root partition. Why is > this? No syslogd running at the point when fsck runs on /?
Two possibilities: i) The root partition wasn't marked dirty at the time your system crashed. This seems unlikely to me unless you're doing things like mounting root read-only. ii) The root partition is fsck'd somewhat earlier in the boot sequence than other partitions. You'ld still see mention of it in the console output. However it is the case that in the default system layout, there's very little that would actually be writing to the root partition, and the partition itself is pretty small, so even if the root does get fsck'd it will be pretty quick and fairly painless. Perhaps you simply missed it in all the text scrolling up the screen? Cheers, Matthew Note: mounting root read-only is guru territory -- unless you understand what stuff is going to break, why and how to get around all that, then it's best not to even contemplate such things. -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"