Basically, I repeated this process about 10 times:
o boot -s o fsck /dev/da1s1e (which failed every time) o reboot o ran adaptec utility o repeat
Finally, I tried:
o boot -s o fsck -p (bingo!!) o mount -u / o mount -a
Then, I did "mount" to see what was mounted. Everything was mounted. Life is good again.
I didn't completely give up because I was able to mount the drive with errors and see the contents. I had given up hope of salvaging the drive, but not of recovering the data. Perseverence paid off.
The dumb part in all of this was that my freebsd-questions subscriber address is hosted on the FreeBSD box that was down. So, I couldn't get replies to my request for help until I had already gotten my box back up.
Thanks for your attempt to help me. I do appreciate it.
 No. I don't have a backups. I guess I like living on the edge :).
Matthew Seaman wrote:
On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 03:36:21PM -0600, backdoc wrote:
I lost power at my house for a moment this morning which is causing some problems with my second hard drive.
[ fsck tale of woe...]
I try to rerun fsck, but this pattern only repeats. Is there a way to fix this?? Or, am I toast?
Toasted to a nice golden brown on both sides. You've had a head crash on that second drive, which has created a scratch right across a number of disk sectors. Time to chuck that disk in the bin and restore your backups onto a new one.
 You *do* have backups, don't you?
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