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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 1996 23:05:04 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <questions@freebsd.org>
Cc:        shegonee@ix.netcom.com
Subject:   kernel gone (fwd)
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961124230419.619D-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>

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Ouch.  Looks like the hard disk bit the big one...unfortunately I am not
very good with disk recovery.  I'm forwarding this on to
questions@freebsd.org, someone there may be able to detail the procedure.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 13:41:13 -0800
From: shegonee@ix.netcom.com
To: dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu
Subject: kernel gone

Doug,
I re-build my kernel sucessfully and installed it. However, when I re-booted
something went wrong. The boot manager works fine, but it keeps looping
displaying the *Boot:* prompt. If I hit enter to see the file I can boot
from the only file visible is *lost+found* - it looks like all of my old
kernels are gone.
I can boot from a floppy and use fixit but I can't seem to mount my hard
drive.
Question: Is there any way to copy a kernel from another machine to the
hard drive while using fixit? How do you access the hard drive while using
fixit? What utilities are avaliable?
Thanks
Kirk :)





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