Issue with upgrade (9.1 to 9.2)

Andre Goree andre.goree at
Wed Apr 9 18:07:08 UTC 2014

I tried [half of] that not 30 mins ago...i.e. I copied
/libexec/ from /libexec on the live cd to the corresponding
dir on my partition, but to no avail.  One thing I'm just now
realizing is that the iso is 9.1-RELEASE iso.  Let me try with a
9.2-RELEASE iso, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Thomas Hoffmann <trh411 at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Andre Goree <andre.goree at> wrote:
>> Anyone have any insight on this?  Is there any way to salvage this or
>> am I just SoL and need to reinstall?
>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Andre Goree <andre.goree at>
>> wrote:
>> > It would seem I've screwed something up with my upgrade.  Soon after
>> > performing the upgrade via freebsd-update followed by a reboot, I
>> > tried to go into single-user mode to finish up.  After doing so,
>> > everytime I attempted to use my /usr partition, I would run into the
>> > error:
>> >
>> > /var: got error 11 while accessing filesystem
>> >
>> > I [thought] I fixed this by following this[1] mailing list post, which
>> > suggested upping 'kern.bio_transient_maxcnt'.  I set that tunable to
>> > 10 and rebooted, at which point the server appeared to boot fine.  I
>> > think continued with 'freebsd-update install', however apparently it
>> > was interrupted -- probably with a kernel panic as my system
>> > automatically rebooted and was thrown to single-user mode.  Now, the
>> > issue is that in single-user mode, I cannot access any shell, I get
>> > the following error:
>> >
>> > ELF interpreter /libexec/ not found
>> >
>> > I recall running into this on a different box a year or two back...I
>> > think I had to somehow run ldconfig, but in this case I cannot as even
>> > when I boot with a live cd and mount my partitions, when I try to
>> > chroot I run into that same error.  Help?
> Can you access the rescue shell at /rescue/sh? /rescue contains statically
> linked commands for just such a contingency as this. If that works, maybe
> you can then copy from ./libexec from the live CD to your base
> system (/libexec) to get past this issue?
> -Tom
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