cant exec getty(urgent)

Ülkü SAYILAN ulku.sayilan at
Thu Apr 1 07:38:55 PST 2004

Thursday, April 01, 2004, 4:43:46 PM, you wrote:

MS> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 03:45:55PM +0300, Ülkü SAYILAN wrote:

>>      I have a big problem, FreeBSD+samba running on HP LH4 server being file server.
>>      Last night, renaming some file and in some command
>>      line I push "pause/Break" than such kind of error line came,

MS> The 'pause' key will temporarily suspend input to the tty, until you
MS> press it again, when everything you typed in the meantime will
MS> suddenly be sent to the system.  It has no special powers to make your
MS> system shutdown, or anything.

Hmmmzz I see I suppose only such kind of functions but I pressed it again but
I didnt turn normal mode. Pausing system Maybe; I pushed a lots of dangerous
key and you have a point there it sent a system so rebooted.
>>       "init: can't exec getty `/usr/libexec/getty` for port /dev/ttyv1:No
>>       souch file or directory"
>>       then a little bit freezing time I push again any key than it reboot
>>       at last server never boot in below messages that freezing..
>>       What Can I do?

MS> Your /usr partition hasn't mounted properly.  You should still be able
MS> to boot into single user mode on the console.  Watch the system as it
MS> boots from power-on.  When you get to the 10-second countdown hit the
MS> space bar to interrupt the usual boot process, then type:

MS>     > boot -s

MS> The system will go through the early stages of booting and then stop,
MS> prompting you to type in the name of a shell or hit return.  You
MS> should hit return.  Now you've got the system into single user mode,
MS> and can investigate what went wrong.  Probably the first thing to do
MS> is to fsck(8) and mount your disk drives, and turn on swapping:

MS>     # fsck -p
MS>     # swapon -a 
MS>     # mount -a

MS> If any of those commands generates error messages you don't
MS> understand, ask again here.

MS> Now you should be able to poke around in /usr and see if there's any
MS> obvious problems.  If it's just the getty executable that's missing,
MS> you should be able to copy one from a similar machine, or out of
MS> /usr/obj if you previously did a buildworld on that machine.

you are right but my system hasn't boot neither single user mode or multiple
user mode. So I was try and try again never boot
system so single user mode didn't functionally well.

>>       I suppuse some file system deleted :(
>>       Maybe boot from CD and installtion procees I must choose
>>        "configure do post install configuration of freebsd"
>>       Can I rescue file system? or lost of all my data/server?
>>       or boot floopy can be functional?

MS> No -- see if you can get into single user mode first, before thinking
MS> about re-installing.  You should be able to get at least some of the
MS> system back.

MS> Once you're done with single user mode, type:

MS>     # reboot

MS> and the system should come back into normal multiuser mode so long as
MS> you've fixed what was causing the problem.

MS>         Cheers,

MS>         Matthew

If it is boot I will do it but boot procees is freezing at the end of

"amrd0: <LSILogic MegaRAID logical drive> on amr0
amrd0: 34708MB (71081984 sectors) RAID 5 (optimal)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/amrd0s1a"

as I said before..

by the way I have tried again boot floopy, mfsroot floppy at the end of my this
process now server cant find operating system :'(

Thanks a lot..

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