How to recover /usr and /home directory

Olivier Nicole on at
Mon Apr 3 05:51:21 UTC 2006

> I have a previous 40GB HDD which crashed during power outage and now no
> longer repairable. Before I installed a new HDD, I can still see the
> contents of that defective hard disk when booting from a single user mode.
> Now, I set it up as slave and installed a new FreeBSD on the new master HDD.
> But then, when I mounted the old hard disk, I can no longer see any content
> in my /usr and /home directories. These directories are the ones with "hard

If the old disk gave you access to data when booted in single user,
why not keep it master, put the new disk in slave, boot single user,
mount what you need and copy the information?


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