boot section corruption

Erich Dollansky erich at
Thu Jul 10 00:06:05 UTC 2014


On Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:58:44 -0700
gahn via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> i got puzzled when sometime the freebsd either failed to  mount a
> slice, gets into mountroot> prompt or even worse, corrupted the whole
> boot section and gets into db> mode.besides the recovery procedures,
> i am more interested in knowing how those scenarios might happen and
> what we can do to prevent them to happen.
this happens main for two reasons. When starting from a USB device and
the device is too slow to react in time or when you have a serious
hardware problem.

What should FreeBSD do in these cases?


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