FreeBSD-6.1 bootup hangs after power failure

Tek Bahadur Limbu teklimbu at
Mon Jul 16 06:13:14 UTC 2007

Nikola Lecic wrote:
> 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.

Hi Nikola,

I just finished downloading FreeSBIE and when I tried to boot it, I get 
the following errors:

CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER...  Found
Read Error: 0x10
Could not find Primary Volume Descriptor

Does this mean that my hard drive is dead and gone?

Thanking you...

> Nikola Lečić


With best regards and good wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Tek Bahadur Limbu

(TAG/TDG Group)
Jwl Systems Department

Worldlink Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Jawalakhel, Nepal

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