need help repairing this system... mount issues

Bsd Neophyte bsdneophyte at
Sun May 18 19:08:50 PDT 2003

--- Ian Dowse <iedowse at> wrote:

> Try the following MFS trick:
> 	mount_mfs -T fd1440 none /mnt
> 	cd /mnt
> 	sh /dev/MAKEDEV ad4s1a
> 	mount -u /mnt/ad4s1a /
> 	cd /dev
> 	sh MAKEDEV ad4s1a
> The usual way of getting out of this situation is to use a fixit
> CD/floppy to create the device nodes, but the above should work
> without the need for that.
> Ian

keep the fingers crossed... i don't know if it would be much help, but i
figured i might try rebooting after i ran fsck again.  i was able to build
the device nodes and mount the partition... and wait wait... what's

IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is so very sweet.  this system was offline for the longest time
because i couldn't figure this out.  with your help, you guys got me
getting this up and running within a few hours. :)  now if ya'll ain't
amazing, i dunno what is. :)

very nice.  now i'll recover what i need to recover, and then i figure a
reinstall is a good idea to get some practice in. ;)

this was a bit of good news in a aweful day.  much gratitude to all of you
for your assitance on this one. :)


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