mount refused, no journal (solved)

Gary Aitken garya at
Tue May 29 01:15:07 UTC 2012

Not sure why it happened in the first place,
but the failure to re-establish the journal using tunefs
was a result of "su root" and not "su - root"

On 05/28/12 14:34, Gary Aitken wrote:
> I mounted a previous system disk,
> cleaned everything off it using rm,
> then stuck a bunch of files on it.
> Used it for a day or so,
> including at least one
> shutdown -r
> then halted the system to swap a CD.
> Upon reboot, the system refuses to mount the drive:
> mount -o rw -t ufs /dev/ada0p2 /hd1
> Failed to find journal. Use newfs to create one
> Failed to start journal: 2
> mount: /dev/ada0p2 : No such file or directory
> Doing
> mount -o ro -t ufs /dev/ada0p2 /hd1
> succeeds.
> tunefs -p /hd1
> shows
> soft updates enabled
> soft update journaling enabled
> gjournal disabled
> tunefs -p /
> shows the same
> The error looks like it's expecting gjournal to be enabled,
> but the tunefs output shows it should not be.
> Any hints?
> Thanks,

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