recover corrupt 6.2 installation

Adam J Richardson at
Fri Jul 27 13:41:37 UTC 2007

Hi Phil, [or is it Alain?]

Alain wrote:
> It looks like the / partition is corrupt.


> Now, on bootup, the hdd appears to be read correctly but the messages
> come up:
> fsck: Bad file descriptor
> Unknown error; help!
> init: /rescue/sh on /etc/rc terminated abnormally, going to single user 
> mode

If you have a friend with a CD burner, how about using FreeSBIE? At 
least that will get you a working FreeBSD system to work with. Then you 
can examine the drive further. Might be a good idea to mount the damaged 
drive read only, so you don't do further damage.

Adam J Richardson

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