On 8/7/09, Identry <iden...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you did not touch the kernel, there is no need to boot GENERIC! Plus
>> have said that this box is running PF, which is not in the GENERIC kernel!
>> Personally, I am interested in knowing why the system does not mount the
>> root partition on its own when you can do it by hand and it does not
> Me too.
>> Did you by any chance change anyting in /etc/fstab?
> No, this has never changed since original install.
NPCs may be a culprit for a file that used to work, now doesn't. Or a
I've been following this thread but haven't chipped in because of
timing (you driving to the datacenter).
Here's what I'd consider:
# mv /etc/fstab /etc/old-fstab
and recreate a fstab from hand. Example:
/dev/mfid0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
If you dumpfs the other bsd partitions, you can see "last mounted on".
That might reflect the live-cd mountpoints, but it might help.
Reconstruct the fstab. The existing one, which may have NPC or some
other corruption is still there, inode hasn't changed. we did create
a new file (hence, new inode) and know we don't have a NPC in it.
I doubt controller or disk problems, since a livecd can mount it. a
fsck -y on a clean filesystem won't report anything.
HTH, good luck.
>> What entries you do have in /etc/sysctl.conf?
> None. It is just the default file with some comments, but no uncommented
>> Please try "fsck -y" option first although I am not quite optimistic about
>> it, given that mounting by hand works so far.
>> If I were to upgrade, I'd go to 6.4-STABLE first and wait there while
>> thinking about the next move.
> Right... I'm going to try getting this machine up first, before
> fussing with upgrades.
>> What does your /etc/rc.conf contain?
> $ cat rc.conf
> #$Id: rc.conf,v 1.4 2008/03/31 23:44:10 root Exp root $
> # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Sat Dec 1 16:23:45 2007
> # Created: Sat Dec 1 16:23:45 2007
> # Enable network daemons for user convenience.
> # Please make all changes to this file, not to /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> # This file now contains just the overrides from /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid"
> pf_flags="" # additional flags for pfctl startup
> pflog_flags="" # additional flags for pflogd startup
> spamd_flags="-v -x -u vpopmail"
> # added by xorg-libraries port
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