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Re: Boot hanging following power out - it's worse


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 12:13:32 -0700
>From: Gary Clemans-Gibbon <garycg_(_at_)_angryrhino_(_dot_)_com>  
>Subject: Re: Boot hanging following power out - it's worse  
>Cc: OpenBSD misc-list <misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
>I rebooted the box and now it is hanging with
>Automatic boot in progress: starting file system checks.
>/dev/rwd0a: file system is clean; not checking
>and that's the last thing it says.
>I'm pretty desperate here, there is data on these disks that
I cannot 
>lose since my last backup.
>many many thanks in advance,

i would follow the advice of the failure: run fsck manually.

to do this boot into single user mode by issuing "boot -s" at
the boot prompt. then "fsck -p /dev/wd0a" or whatever
partition of whatever drive you want. i usually try to get all
the partitions to check out before i manually mount them with
"mount /dev/wd0a /", etc.

then see if your data is accessible and try to boot into
multiuser mode.


>Gary Clemans-Gibbon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have an i386 3.7 release generic box running as a file
server in my 
>> home with three hdds, one for os, two for data. We just had
a power 
>> surge/outage that lasted a split second but now the box
hangs on boot 
>> with the following..
>> Can't open /dev/rwd1a: Device not configured
>> The boot stops at that point. /dev/rwd1a is one of the data
disks. The 
>> other checks fine. Please can someone tell me how to get
the box to boot 
>> and how to fix this please.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Gary