harddisk problem and/or fsck problem?

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Fri Mar 26 11:55:12 PST 2004

On Friday 26 March 2004 10:06 am, Richard Dawes wrote:
> Greetings, fellow FreeBSD users!
> Everything so far works fine for me, until I drop into single-
> user mode to prep for making world.  Even then, it seems OK,
> except for this alarming output of "fsck -p":

Well, you missed reading something because you are supposed to boot -s 
into single user mode. Then, you don't have write access and the fsck 

BTW, the whole point of booting into single user mode is to avoid a bad 
kernel. When you drop into single user mode, you aren't testing the new 


> /dev/da0s1a: NO WRITE ACCESS
> I run "fsck /dev/da0s1a", and I'm just told of NO WRITE for the
> fs, and the phases shown without error.  But I *can* write
> there -- my / partition.
> OK, FYI -- This happens on 4.9-RELEASE and 5.2.1-RELEASE-i386
> both.  I have an IBM UltraStar Ultra160 SCSI disk, model no.
> IC35L018UDW210-0 ... Runs on a Tyan S2462 "Thunder K7" dual
> Athlon-MP board, using the GENERIC kernel.
> I've run the onboard Adaptec-controller's format and verify
> utilities, which I presume run without error, since they just
> do their thing without error messages and just say when they're
> done.
> I install the above via the "miniinst" CDs, cvsup the lastest
> sources, and that's it for usage.  But the machine boots and
> runs fine otherwise.
> Is this something to really worry about?  Is it safe to proceed
> with making world?  Should I try forcing fsck to do anything?
> Or, should I try running fsck having booted from CD?  Other
> ideas or suggestions?
> Thanks all for any help offered!  Cheers,
> -Rich

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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