Server cannot boot : mount root> got stuck
dhaneshkk at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 2 05:26:35 UTC 2010
I am experiencing a problem with my FreeBSD server box. I can't get the system up. when I boot the machine its boots asking for boot options, and going with the default boot option
This is an old freeBSD server box with FreeBSD-6.1
then its reaching mount root>
after that nothing, its stuck on this prompt mount root>
I didn't do anything, day before yesterday its working..
Yesterday when I tried to login from my desktop , it not allowing me to login through my ssh keys
so I checked physically the server and connected a monitor, seeing the boot splash image is garbled with some alphabetic characters.. and tried to reboot, hardware reboot.
But it reaching the boot splash image of FreeBSD with boot options displayed, but what ever boot option I select , it not going further, but reboots again to the boot splash image screen.
Today morning I just took its hard disk and connected to another box having same specs
Then I started the box, with the harddisk of my server ..., then it going after the boot, so I thought issues over...
But my bad, this time it comes to a prompt mount root > and stuck there..
No key board inputs works in mount root> prompt
Any hints to recover this issue, most appreciated, and this is a production server , and I want it up as early as possible.
Thanks in Advance
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