fsck gave up on me!
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 3 09:42:31 PDT 2007
On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 07:42:59AM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> 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
>> THE FOLLOWING DISK SECTORS COULD NOT BE READ: 524544,
> That looks like a hard drive going bad.
Best make a backup if you still can.
Install the sysutils/smartmontools port. Then use smartctl(8) with the
-a option on /dev/ad1.
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