Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1?

2012-02-15 Thread Dave
On 14 Feb 2012 at 18:01, Gary Kline wrote: On 02/14/2012 05:40 PM, Da Rock wrote: On 02/15/12 10:08, Gary Kline wrote: guys, is there still a way of fixing something i did to my existing installation? it does nothing but continually cycle e and try to reboot into the old release i

Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1?

2012-02-15 Thread Gary Kline
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 09:01:18AM -, Dave wrote: [[ useless junk ]] it. it keep cycling, trying to boot a 7.3 #1. i just remembered that the floppy disk was a DOS file with a secret command :A:\MBR that got rid of that boot track. it's looking more and more

Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1?

2012-02-14 Thread Da Rock
On 02/15/12 12:01, Gary Kline wrote: On 02/14/2012 05:40 PM, Da Rock wrote: On 02/15/12 10:08, Gary Kline wrote: guys, is there still a way of fixing something i did to my existing installation? it does nothing but continually cycle e and try to reboot into the old release i had from feb

Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1?

2012-02-14 Thread Gary Kline
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:51:37PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:51:37 +1000 From: Da Rock freebsd-questi...@herveybayaustralia.com.au Subject: Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1? To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org On 02/15/12 12:01, Gary Kline wrote: On 02/14/2012 05:40 PM, Da

Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1?

2012-02-14 Thread Da Rock
On 02/15/12 14:03, Gary Kline wrote: On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:51:37PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:51:37 +1000 From: Da Rockfreebsd-questi...@herveybayaustralia.com.au Subject: Re: fixit disc for 7.3 #1? To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org On 02/15/12 12:01, Gary Kline wrote

Re: fixit and gmirror

2009-12-09 Thread Joey Mingrone
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 21:40, Tim Judd taj...@gmail.com wrote: Because the livefs uses a MFSROOT system (allows you to make changes to the ram-based disk image after boot), you have to load kernel modules before the mfsroot is mounted.  As an example.. boot cd escape to loader prompt load

Re: fixit and gmirror

2009-12-08 Thread Tom Worster
On 12/8/09 5:00 PM, Joey Mingrone j...@mingrone.org wrote: Hello: I was upgrading a system from 7.2 to 8.0 and all was going well until the make installkernel step. The / partition filled up when the new kernel was installing. Since /boot was taking up most of the space I moved /boot to

Re: fixit and gmirror

2009-12-08 Thread Tim Judd
On 12/8/09, Joey Mingrone j...@mingrone.org wrote: Hello: I was upgrading a system from 7.2 to 8.0 and all was going well until the make installkernel step. The / partition filled up when the new kernel was installing. Since /boot was taking up most of the space I moved /boot to /usr/ and

Re: Fixit mode (live CD): can't find /etc/rc.conf

2009-08-13 Thread Mel Flynn
On Wednesday 12 August 2009 21:58:05 Nerius Landys wrote: By convention /etc should be on ad0s1a. If it's not, but /boot is there, you may need to fsck. Yeah, When I tired to mount ad0s1a, it gave me something like permission denied or bad superblock. How do I fix this with fsck from the

Re: Fixit mode (live CD): can't find /etc/rc.conf

2009-08-13 Thread Nerius Landys
fsck_ffs -p /dev/ad0s1a Thanks you so much for your genius information. My computer boots again! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Re: Fixit mode (live CD): can't find /etc/rc.conf

2009-08-12 Thread Mel Flynn
On Wednesday 12 August 2009 21:07:30 Nerius Landys wrote: On my recently updated (as in world+ports are up-to-date) FreeBSD 6.4 box i tried to get Xorg running, and after building Xorg from ports and enabling hald and dbus in rc.conf, I get: Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode

Re: Fixit mode (live CD): can't find /etc/rc.conf

2009-08-12 Thread Nerius Landys
By convention /etc should be on ad0s1a. If it's not, but /boot is there, you may need to fsck. Yeah, When I tired to mount ad0s1a, it gave me something like permission denied or bad superblock. How do I fix this with fsck from the live CD? ___

Re: FixIt CD Tool Availability - SOLVED

2009-07-10 Thread Drew Tomlinson
Michel Talon wrote: Drew Tomlinson wrote: The command 'gmirror label root ad8a ad6a' does not return an error but no device is created in /dev/mirror The command 'zpool create data raid1z ad14d ad12d ad8d ad6d' gives me an error about the ZFS library being unavailable. Are these tools

Re: FixIt CD Tool Availability

2009-07-09 Thread Mel Flynn
On Saturday 04 July 2009 11:06:52 Michel Talon wrote: Drew Tomlinson wrote: The command 'gmirror label root ad8a ad6a' does not return an error but no device is created in /dev/mirror The command 'zpool create data raid1z ad14d ad12d ad8d ad6d' gives me an error about the ZFS library

Re: FixIt CD Tool Availability

2009-07-06 Thread Drew Tomlinson
Michel Talon wrote: Drew Tomlinson wrote: The command 'gmirror label root ad8a ad6a' does not return an error but no device is created in /dev/mirror The command 'zpool create data raid1z ad14d ad12d ad8d ad6d' gives me an error about the ZFS library being unavailable. Are these tools

Re: fixit console with sshd

2009-05-14 Thread Artis Caune
2009/4/28 n j nin...@gmail.com: I was just wondering if someone could give me a quick advice on how (or at least confirm it's possible) to start sshd in fixit console i.e. how to boot FreeBSD off the CD1 (6.4-RELEASE) and enable SSH access to it. I believe booting off a live CD and restoring

Re: Fixit / LiveFS problems (AMD64)

2008-06-24 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Kent Hauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I recently rebuild a 7-STABLE which refused to boot then ran into some problems trying to recover. 1) After escaping to the loader prompt, I could only enter a couple of characters (eg 2) before the machine hung. Not enough for the unload / load dance.

Re: fixit floppy contents?

2006-12-29 Thread Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg
Andy Dills wrote: Is there a standard way of installing complete filesystem images onto existing machines via the network, for example using dump, restore, nfs, and boot floppies? I want to upgrade our mail server cluster from 4-STABLE to 6-STABLE, and there is so much that goes into the

Re: fixit floppy contents?

2006-12-28 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 02:57:21PM -0500, Andy Dills wrote: Is there a standard way of installing complete filesystem images onto existing machines via the network, for example using dump, restore, nfs, and boot floppies? I want to upgrade our mail server cluster from 4-STABLE to

RE: fixit

2005-04-28 Thread Darrel
On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: I hate it when I have to do that. Ted This time single user mode fixed it. I plan to study the file permissions with fixit. It seems like a tool to know the correct use of, in case I need it. ;) Darrel ___

Re: Fixit floppy/CD

2004-09-22 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 06:14:40PM -0700, Henrik W Lund wrote: Greetings, list! I've been reading about a fixit floppy that is supposed to exist somewhere, and a fixit CD too, but I can't for the life me find out anything more about them. Googling yields tons of references to inserting

Re: Fixit floppy/CD

2004-09-22 Thread Gary Aitken
From backup basics in the handbook: Try looking in the floppies directory of your distribution for fixit.flp image. Gary Henrik W Lund wrote: Greetings, list! I've been reading about a fixit floppy that is supposed to exist somewhere, and a fixit CD too, but I can't for the life me find out

Re: Fixit floppy/CD

2004-09-22 Thread Henrik W Lund
Matthew Seaman wrote: On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 06:14:40PM -0700, Henrik W Lund wrote: Greetings, list! I've been reading about a fixit floppy that is supposed to exist somewhere, and a fixit CD too, but I can't for the life me find out anything more about them. Googling yields tons of

Re: FIXIT CD and Non-Bootable CDROM

2004-02-12 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Rishi Chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Is it possible to boot the FreeBSD FIXIT CD from a non-bootable CDROM drive, by using a FreeBSD boot disk or something similar? Sure. You boot the floppies the same way as for an install, and you will be given an option menu. Along with the various

Re: fixit

2004-01-07 Thread Tijl Coosemans
On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 22:55:29 -0500 (EST), Peter Leftwich wrote: I like how you say that - a place to stand. It's a good lead-in for my question: The problem is this... the fixit shell is started and it doesn't really show you WHAT it is technically doing. Is it started in RAM(/ramdisk/) or

Re: fixit

2004-01-06 Thread Peter Leftwich
On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Mike Meyer wrote: In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Peter Leftwich [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: I saw your post about the lack of documentation for fixit and wondered if you may be an expert or seasoned user on the topic? Thank you for any info you have! Fixit disks aren' really a

Re: fixit

2004-01-05 Thread Ruben de Groot
On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 06:01:46PM -0500, Peter Leftwich typed: Hello everyone. [1] What is the best resource online for understanding how to use fixit?? I have a bootable FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE CD-R and I can start an emergency fixit shell on vtty4 (you start it after booting into sysinstall

Re: Fixit disk documentation

2003-02-10 Thread taxman
Excellent. So many people talk about writing good docs, but you've done it. The only quibble I have is that is seems more like a handbook topic than a FAQ entry. Especially as it grows. It could eventually be expanded to a fuller list of sources of general disk recovery information. I'm

Re: Fixit disk documentation

2003-02-08 Thread bastill
Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Since the discussion about this went on here, I'm posting the URL here. Those of you interested in fixit disk documentation can see my contribution for the FAQ at: URL: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=48101 . A man of his word, no less! :-)

Re: Fixit disk documentation

2003-02-08 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: A problem I face is the sheer volume of commands. There is probably a command to do what you want somewhere but the only way you would find it is by asking a number of gurus (eg via this list). man -k is your friend. Guessing the right keyword

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-31 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Maybe what's needed is an Essential BSD commands handbook entry, that covers the lists the commands available in Fixit mode that are actually useful for fixing a broken system? Yes, that's exactly what I

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-30 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: You don't have to boot the fixit cd - just mount it and look. I'm sure that what you will find on the CD is a pretty complete FreeBSD system, with the layout described in the hier man page. Close, but...

RE: Fixit instructions

2003-01-30 Thread JoeB
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:54 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: Chuck Swiger; Giorgos Keramidas; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Fixit instructions In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: You don't have to boot the fixit cd - just mount it and look

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-30 Thread bastill
Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Maybe what's needed is an Essential BSD commands handbook entry, that covers the lists the commands available in Fixit mode that are actually useful for fixing a broken system? Yes, that's exactly what I was asking for, in essense. Care to write it? :-)

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-29 Thread bastill
Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: You don't have to boot the fixit cd - just mount it and look. I'm sure that what you will find on the CD is a pretty complete FreeBSD system, with the layout described in the hier man page. Close, but... root@BAPhD ~ #ls /cdrom .cshrc bin

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-29 Thread bastill
Quoting Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Are you familiar with the documentation provided for command-line mode or domain server recovery mode when booting recent M$ operating systems via their F8 boot menu? What a lovely queston! :-) SFIAK, no such exists. Up to DOS 6.2, documentaton was

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-28 Thread Giorgos Keramidas
On 2003-01-28 17:17, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: There are also some writeups on the FreeBSD web site on troubleshooting. Don't doubt you, but that is the first place I looked on the Internet. That info is well hidden, I think. Not quite. I believe by

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-28 Thread bastill
Quoting Giorgos Keramidas [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On 2003-01-28 17:17, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: There are also some writeups on the FreeBSD web site on troubleshooting. Don't doubt you, but that is the first place I looked on the Internet. That

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-28 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: FBSD has excellent documentation in so many areas that I find it VERY strange that Fixit use is such an exception. I can't even get a description of the Fixit structure or a list of all the commands available, other than by booting from the Fixit

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-28 Thread Chuck Swiger
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [ ... ] Then - assuming you do not already know the answer (as obviously, I don't) determine which of the documents would tell you how to use the Fixit disk. Imagine asking an piano teacher which keys on the piano you should press. One valid answer is all of them.

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-27 Thread Chuck Swiger
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [ ... ] The only helpful instruction I have found on the use of the Fixit disk are these: You will then be placed into a shell with a wide variety of commands available (in the /stand and /mnt2/stand directories) for checking, repairing and examining file systems and

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-27 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: I'm somewhat puzzled. The only helpful instruction I have found on the use of the Fixit disk are these: You will then be placed into a shell with a wide variety of commands available (in the /stand and /mnt2/stand directories) for checking,

Re: Fixit instructions

2003-01-27 Thread bastill
Quoting Mike Meyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]: There are also some writeups on the FreeBSD web site on troubleshooting. Don't doubt you, but that is the first place I looked on the Internet. That info is well hidden, I think. However, The tips you and Chuck have offered will keep me quite sufficiently

Re: fixit cd how?

2002-12-13 Thread Jerry McAllister
Hey, I have corrupted my fstab file and I can't mount any drives anymore. Now I would like to fix that with the fixit cd (freebsd cd 2), but how? I don't know much about using the fixit, but - If you have only messed up the fstab file, you can probably fix it by merely booting to single