Can't login with /var was not properly dismounted

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jun 7 17:41:33 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:23:59PM -0500, Amer Alhabsi wrote:
> Hi,
> My FreeBSD 5.4 machine stopped responding and I pressed the reset button
> (even SSH from a different machine didn't work). After restart, I got /usr
> and /var were not properly dismounted message and it hangs. I logged on in
> single mode and done
> fsck -y /usr         as suggested in a google search. /usr was cleaned. But
> when I try to do the same on /var the machine hangs. At first I thought it
> was taking a long time, but there is no disk activity. Please help me so
> that I can log back to the machine.

Press ^T to find out what state the fsck process is in.  Are there any
other messages displayed on the console before or during?

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