I had a perfectly good, running 4.7 machine at home that serviced my dhcp, nat & samba needs. I ordered a new Western Digital 160GB drive for it and it came in last night. I decided this would be a great time to make a fresh start on the 5.X tree so I removed the other two drives from the machine and did an install from CD.
The install went fairly smooth and in a few minutes I had a functional machine with 512M swap, 1G / , 1.5G /var, 5G /usr, 6G /home and a 135G /vol1 slice. After getting everything running, I started copying files to the /vol1 slice via SMB when I saw a kernel panic after about 30 seconds. Panic: ffs_vfree : freeing free inode dev = ad0s1g, ino=4, fs=/vol1 Upon rebooting, it'll give me a login prompt & start the background fsck. I'll log in quickly and then maybe after about 2 minutes the cursor will stop blinking and turn to a solid square. At that time I can no longer type to display on the screen. Sshd stops responding as well. Now here's the weird part. I can switch ttys just fine. I can also still access the internet from LAN'ed machines through my ipfilter/ipnat setup on this machine. I just can't use anything that I guess requires disk access. I went to bed to make sure that it wasn't just doing something that was just using 100% of the resources but upon getting up, it's still locked. I then rebooted and did a boot -s. Did a manual fsck which of course found errors, then 'exit'd to the login again. The machine locked up a few minutes later just as before so I don't believe it has anything to do with the background fsck. To further test, I booted to single user again, and then let it sit after it was done with an fsck. It locked just sitting there in single user mode. I can't imagine this drive is simply "too big". Help? John Straiton [EMAIL PROTECTED] Clickcom, Inc 704-365-9970x101 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message