how to boot or access problem file system

PJ af.gourmet at
Thu Jul 30 19:22:34 UTC 2009

Tim Judd wrote:
> On 7/30/09, PJ <af.gourmet at> wrote:
>> What can be done to access a file system that seems to have the boot
>> sector screwed up?
>> The /usr files should be ok but how to access?
>> I get errors that the file system is full and I have no idea of how to
>> deal with the boot up - the help message is no help!
>> Boot says it cannot find a kernel... surely there must be some kind of
>> recovery process even if nothing has been backed up. Surely FreeBSD must
>> be have something that functions like certain software does on MS ?
>> I don't have a problem with irrecoverable files, I would just finally
>> understand how things work and what can be done on FBSD.
>> TIA.
>> PJ
> That's when the livefs comes to the rescue -- if you cannot boot at all
> Otherwise single-user boot works most of the time
how does livefs come into the picture here? What is it? How do you use it?

Single-user? if the kernel is not accessible, how do I boot?

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