mount -awf, but fsck -y still says "no write"

illoai at illoai at
Tue Jul 17 03:34:06 UTC 2007

On 16/07/07, Steve Franks <stevefranks at> wrote:
> I really don't feel like reinstalling tonite.  I had a bad powersupply
> and crashed.  Starts up in single user of course, because /var is
> fubared.  In the past a mount -awf then an fsck -y did the trick, but
> now I get NO WRITE in big letters as the first output from fsck, and
> it never fixes anything.  I tried of course, and I very well can write
> to /var, so fsck is confused.  Other than wiping it, do I have any
> options?  fsck does not have a 'force write' option that I can see.
> Did I forget some crucial step?  It's just a plain old ufs2 drive on
> the motherboard pata.

Don't mount before fsck.


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