Bootup Problem 4.8-Stable

Daniel Bye dan at
Tue Apr 15 06:59:50 PDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 09:36:55AM -0400, John Straiton wrote:
> I have a machine that was working fine but then upon reboot one day it
> failed to come up on it's own. I tinkered a little bit and then finally
> just settled on trying a make world/kernel. Upon retrying it this
> morning I see this right after it detected the CDRom drive (same error
> as before):
> Apr 15 13:26:28 init: login_getclass: unknown class 'daemon'
> /etc/rc: Can't open /etc/rc: No such file or directory
> Apr 15 13:26:28 init: /etc/spwd.db: No such file or directory
> Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
> Then I just 
> #/sbin/mount /dev/da0s1f /etc
> #/sbin/mount -a
> #exit
> And we're back up and running.
> Ideas? I couldn't find an example of this question actually being
> answered (tho' it's been brought up before) in the list yet. The only
> one that seemed answered involved someone who had put /etc on another
> drive but as you can see:
> /dev/da0s1a                291M   105M   162M    39%    /
> /dev/da0s1f                7.1G    26M   6.5G     0%    /etc
> Same drive.

But, significantly, different partition...

Daniel Bye

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