FreeBSD-6.1 bootup hangs after power failure

Nikola Lecic nlecic at EUnet.yu
Fri Jul 13 23:45:33 UTC 2007

On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:32:54 +0545
Tek Bahadur Limbu <teklimbu at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Due to a power outage, my FreeBSD-6.1 (i386) machine got rebooted. 
> However, upon reboot right after the initial startup menu, it simply
> hangs.
> I tried rebooting the machine several times but in vain.
> My Bios detects my hard drive. Also since I get the initial startup 
> menu, something must be wrong or corrupted in the Boot loader.
> Can somebody point me or give me any hints about fixing this problem.
> I have really some information in my hard drive which I want to keep
> or restore.

Hello Tek,

The first thing I'd do is to download FreeSBIE (if you already don't
have it), boot from it and do some initial inspection of the main drive.

Then you will probably collect some more data about status of file
systems etc. that will allow people from this list to share with you
much more useful advices than it's possible at the moment.

Nikola Lečić

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