Thanks for your response... I tried to press Enter and then Cntl + D and that didn't help either. Sorry for the delay, it took a while to type all of this from the screen.
Here are my scenarios: Scenario 1: ---------------- After I power cycle the array, it boots up and comes to this: F1 FreeBSD F2 FreeBSD F3 FreeBSD F5 Drive 1 Default: F5 I hit Enter and it changes to this: F1 FreeBSD F2 FreeBSD F3 FreeBSD F5 Drive 2 Default: F1 I hit Enter and space (I think), it drops me down to this: >> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT Default: 1:ad(1,a)/boot/loader boot: At the boot: I type /kernel -s It goes through the boot process and these are the lines before I hit my road block: "Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:" the lines are: Mounting root from ufs:ad1s1a Root Mount Failed: 6 Mounting root from ufs:ad1a Root Mount Failed: 6 Manual root file system gives me an example then it drops me down to this prompt: mount root> I type: mount root> ufs:/dev/ad0a Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0a WARNING / was not properly dismounted Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh: The line "Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:" seemed to be rather grayed out. What I mean is that the color is a bit lighter than the other text above of it. At this point I can't type anything. It's pretty much frozen. Scenario 2: ---------------- After I power cycle the array, it boots up and comes to this: F1 FreeBSD F2 FreeBSD F3 FreeBSD F5 Drive 1 Default: F5 I NOT touch anything on the keyboard and it changes to this: F1 FreeBSD F2 FreeBSD F3 FreeBSD F5 Drive 2 Default: F1 I let it boot up and hit space after a sec or so. then I get it down to the ok prompt: ok I type ok boot -s It boots up and here are the lines before I hit my road block: Waiting for DAG engine to start RAIDFRAME: configure (RAID level 1): total number of sectors 483200 (235MB) RAIDFRAME (RAID level 1): use 6 floating recon bufs with no head sep limit Mounting root form ufs:/dev/raid0c Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh: At this point I can't type anything. It's pretty much frozen. I don't know what to do at this point. # mukarram Mukarram Syed [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Original Message ---- From: Ryan Coleman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Mukarram Syed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:28:04 AM Subject: Re: FreeBSD single user? Mukarram Syed wrote: > Hi BSD Gurus. > > I am in dire need of your help today. > > I purchased an iomega NAS device which runs on FreeBSD. I happened to > incorrectly change root password and now I am stuck. I am not a FreeBSD > expert to figure this out. > > This device does not have a USB connecter nor a cdrom drive. It only has > Keyboard, Video and RS232 connector along with a couple of RJ45's for network > access. > Having said that, I have tried the following after doing a lot of > researching on the internet: > I could get to to this stage, bootloader stage 2: > > >>> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT >>> > Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader > boot: > > At the boot: prompt I am trying to get into single user mode by typing > boot: /kernel -s > > It does go into single user mode, I think and I get the following display: > > "Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:" > > At this point when I type RETURN or /bin/sh nothing gets echoed to the screen. > I think if I could get to proceed from this point, I could be saved. > > However when I type ? at the boot: prompt, I get to see a number of options: > > . .. dev kernel etc cdrom proc dist bin boot mnt modules root sbin tmp user > sys .cshrc > .profile COPYRIGHT model compat u3 lost+found markversion home cgi-bin share1 > share2 > share3 share4 ... share 16 > > I none of above options work at the boot: prompt. The only things that work > are > /kernel and /boot/loader. > > Any any ideas to get me to type something here at the "single user prompt" > would be helpful or any other suggestions you might have...like be able to > use the RS232 to > connect an external CDRom drive or something so I could boot off the cd in > rescue mode or any other ideas. > > iomega is not giving me any support since this product is out of warranty and > they don't support it any more...not even for a price. > > Appreciate any of the FreeBSD experts helping me out here. > > Mukarram Syed > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Mukarram, What does it say in the 2-3 lines above the shell path request? That's important information to help you get past it. Sometimes pressing control-D will skip you past it (after you press enter). Please advise, Ryan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"