fubar'ed it good this time...

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 06:43:39 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 06:50, Dr. A. Haakh <bugReporter at haakh.de> wrote:
> Polytropon schrieb:
>> On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:40:27 -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
>>> Your advice sounds reasonable, but that site seems devoted to zfs
>>> bootables.
>>> I wonder if an 8.1 livefs iso will do the trick...
>> Check if you can download FreeSBIE somewhere. It's a live system
>> using the 5.x and 6.x kernel which should be fine. Next to two
>> GUI modes (light, heavy) it also has a versatile "maintenance mode"
>> for such operations. I have already successfully used this system
>> for solving similar situations, for diagnostics, and for data
>> recovery preparation.
> The loader obviously knows how to deal with the filesystem because he loads
> the failing new kernel. So the easiest solution would be to boot an older
> kernel if available. I don't know how freebsd-update deals with older
> kernels,
> he should still be around. First guess is /boot/kernel.old/kernel.
> So get the loader-prompt, "unload kernel" and try "load
> /boot/kernel.old/kernel".
> Andreas

That seems like a worthy thing to try. I'll do that tomorrow.



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