Unable to mount / in read - write mode

Popof Popof popof.fpn at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 06:56:16 PST 2008

My laptop has a bootable NIC but I would like to avoid a network
I think that I forget to make the installkernel step.
I can say that I'm using kernel 6.0 thanks to the output at the start of
boot process.

I have another old box with a FreeBSD 6.0 kernel so I'll try tonight to get
the mount command from it to an usb key and try to use it with my laptop.
I'll also try to provide dmesg if I can use this usb key in write mode.

2008/11/5 Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net>

> On Wednesday 05 November 2008 14:50:05 Popof Popof wrote:
> > I can't install FreeBSD 7 from scratch because this is a laptop and the
> CD
> > drive is dead.
> Is it possible you installed the base system (make installworld), without
> having installed the kernel (make installkernel)?
> If that's the case, without an external drive or backups, your options to
> get
> a working system again are very very slim.
> The only two things I can think of that would work, is an usb memory card
> with
> the 6.x mount command on it, that you'd run to remount / rw and take it
> from
> there. Or a bootable memory card with 7.x kernel.
> However, it would help a lot if you could give a bit more information:
> - how does the kernel identify your disk (drive letters and numbers)?
> - Can you capture anything like a verbose boot or dmesg?
> - Output of `mount -a -d -v' command
> - How you determined your upgrade went wrong and you "run 6.x".
> --
> Mel
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
>    and never get to the software part.

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