Identry wrote: > Well, the bad day has come... My primary server won't boot. I have > backups of databases and user directories, but I need to try to get > this server back up again. > > During the boot sequence, it freezes at the statement: > > Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/mfid0s1a > > I tried booting into single user mode, but same issue (of course). > > I don't want to just start hacking at this for fear of making things > work... what is my best, most conservative next step?
Try downloading and booting the livefs environment (I think you need cd1 and the livefs cd or just the DVD) and see if you can mount it from that, if not it could be a controller issue. If you can then its probably your OS/kernel but at least you now have access to your data/configs etc etc not to mention you could try extracting the GENERIC kernel from the install media (use the install.sh script in the kernels directory.) Vince > > -- John > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"