FreeBSD 4.9 rebooting into single user mode
pfish at pwhsnet.com
Wed Mar 3 00:16:23 PST 2004
> I would suggest that something is wrong. FreeBSD
> generally doesn't boot into single user mode unless it's either
> told to, or has to. The most likely probable cause is a bad HDD*,
> but there may be other possibilities.
> What happens after someone does enter the default shell path? Does
> another reboot cure the problem? What console messages (if any,
> but there should be some) appear to be abnormal prior to the boot
Usually, another reboot fixes the problem, yes. However, this last time was due to some /etc/fstab error, don't have the exact error since the folks at the NOC couldn't remember it, I finally got it fixed, not sure how, but the idents wern't in fstab...I added them back and it worked for some reason.
I suspect it might drop into single user mode to fsck...but from my experiences with the boxes I have here, it does that on a normal boot if it needs to, not single user...
> Kevin Kinsey
> DaleCo, S.P.
> More specifically, bad sectors or whatnot; anything requiring a
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