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On Monday, 15 December 2003 at 22:16:10 +0100, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> I have a three disk IDE RAID-5 system using vinum. I do not have the
> root or the system disks there, but I do (did) have the /HOME on the
> Now one disk has broken down and I'm trying to replace it. However
> there is some problem when I'm booting: "init: /bin/sh on /etc/rc
> terminated abnormally, going to single user mode" I'm not really sure
> what this single user mode is, but I can't write to the /tmp/ disk for
> some reason. Is this normal behaviour?


> During boot vinum reports the following:
> ###
> vinum: loaded
> vinum: reading configuration from /dev/ad1s1e
> vinum: updating configuration from /dev/ad4s1e
> vinum: incompatible sector sizes. raid.p0.s2 has 0 bytes, raid.p0 has 512 bytes. 
> Ignored.
> ###
> The broken disk is /dev/ad5 and it's not completely replaced yet. I do
> have a bad feeling that both ad5 AND ad4 is broken, but I certainly
> hope this isn't the case. I'm using RAID instead of a backup system.

Hmm, that's not what it's designed for.

> All help here is much appreciated, I have pictures from my sons
> first year on this RAID volume...

Backups are always good.  But we can probably recover the data.  First
I need the information I ask for on

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