FreeBSD drops to single user mode
pauls at utdallas.edu
Fri Jan 27 15:24:01 PST 2006
--On Friday, January 27, 2006 22:49:25 +0000 RW
<list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com> wrote:
> On Friday 27 January 2006 21:36, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> Recently I experienced something that surprised me. I have a workstation
>> with two SATA drives. The second drive is data only and is mounted r/w
>> when the OS boots. We had a user whose (Windows) computer crashed and
>> they wanted to know if we could recover the data.
>> I said I'd see, and I unplugged the second drive (ad5 on FreeBSD, drive1
>> on Windows) and plugged in the suspect drive, fully expecting to mount
>> it and copy files over. But, when FreeBSD booted, it failed to read ad5
>> and then dropped to single user mode.
>> Here's my fstab, if that illuminates anything:
>> /dev/ad5s1d /files ufs rw 2 2
> If you neglected to comment-out this line, FreeBSD would be looking for
> this partition, which doesn't exist on the Windows drive.
I suspected that was the case, but if so, why did mount -a work?
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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