fsck gave up on me!

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Nov 3 06:51:59 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, lawrence.petrykanyn at sympatico.ca wrote:

>  I have been using FreeBSD 6.2 for a couple of months now with no major
>  snags.  Until now.  I did a portupgrade this morning and afterwards,
>  when I logged in as a user into Gnome, my desktop was missing most of
>  the programs (Accessories, System Tools, etc.).
>  I rebooted the machine and "that other" terminal screen came up
>  (Single User?) and I was prompted to "run fsck manually" so I did so.
>  Well, fsck gave up on me.  I have no idea what happened or why.  Can
>  anyone help me understand what is going on with my machine and any
>  possible actions I can take to resolve this?
>  Script started on Fri Nov  2 17:13:22 2007
>  You have mail.
>  root# fscd[Kk
>  ** /dev/ad1s1a (NO WRITE)
>  ** Last Mounted on /
>  ** Root file system
>  ** Phase 1 - Check Blocks and Sizes
>  CANNOT READ BLK: 524544
>  CONTINUE? [yn] y

That looks like a hard drive going bad.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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