I have a RAID-5 array on /home via vinum. This morning, the server (running 4.8-PRERELEASE, compiled last week) wouldn't allow anyone to login via ssh, imap, or console. So I had someone reboot the server via control-alt-delete. Then it said that not all processes would dia, use ps axl. Of course, since we couldn't login, this was pointless advise. :) We then used the reset button on the chassis.
As I type, the server is in single user mode. The fsck commands result in: CAN NOT READ: BLK 16 I've looked at http://docs.freebsd.org/44doc/smm/03.fsck/paper.html and found its information less than encouraging. Since its said to "seek a guru", I was hoping that someone here could help my poor little school district. If this wasn't on vinum, I would assume that my next step would be to assume a dead drive and remove it and move on. However, this is a vinum array. I'm not sure how it could be a bad drive if the array is composed of 4 drives. Any help, pointers, etc. would be GREATLY appreciated. My entire school district is effectively dead in the water until this server is running again. TIA, Jaime To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message