FreeBSD 8.1 - boot failures (upgrades and clean installs) - root FS corrupt?

David Rawling djr at
Sat Sep 18 11:44:52 UTC 2010

  On 18/09/2010 6:19 PM, I wrote:
> Any suggestions on debugging what's going on? I'd really like to be able to 
> get current.
> Dave.

Hmm. Further diagnosis is even more interesting. The output from the 
installation (console 2 - Alt-F2) shows segmentation faults and core dumps for 
mv, rm and ln commands - and the list gets longer if I try to do anything on 
the emergency shell (Alt-F4). Adding a user doesn't auto-populate the UID nor 
the shell, then claims that the user already exists.

I also neglected to say that I am installing the AMD64 version - perhaps this 
is useful information :)


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