Dave Banning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I have two systems. One system is version 4.0 and the other 4.8S. > > I took the drive out of the 4.8 machine and mounted the slices with > the 4.0 machine. After the initial mount, which worked, I got > errors on subsequent mount attempts. > It actually puts the 4.0 machine into panic whenever I try now. > > Since that time I have tried to put the 4.8 drive back into it's home > machine, but it will not boot. This led me to booting from the cdrom > version (4.0 as this is the newest I have) and attempting to reinstall, > hoping that whatever went bad, would be overwritten new, leaving the > non-system data that I want, untouched. The cdrom-install wants > to use the existing /dev entries to reinstall system files, but since > those entries are bad, the install fails. > > Is there a way to overwrite the /dev entries and mount points on the damaged > drive, reinstall system files, but still preserve my user data?
I guess you could boot a fixit disk, mount your hard drive on it, and then rebuild... _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"