Can't login with /var was not properly dismounted
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Jun 7 22:36:54 GMT 2005
On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 04:56:18PM -0500, Amer Alhabsi wrote:
> >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
> >> and /var were not properly dismounted message and it hangs. I logged on
> >> single mode and done
> >> fsck -y /usr as suggested in a google search. /usr was cleaned.
> >> when I try to do the same on /var the machine hangs. At first I thought
> >> 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?
> doing fsck -y /var (using signle user mode) I get
> ** /dev/ar0s4d
> ** Last Mounted on /var
> ** Phase 1 - Check Block and Sizes
> pressing ^T right after issueing the command I get
> load : 0.42 cmd: fsck_ufs 70 [physrd] 0.00u 0.00s 0% 1336k
> then it hangs. It doesn't respond to further pressing of ^T.
I wonder if you have hardware failure..it seems to be hung trying to
read from the disk.
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