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Date:      Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:54:06 -0500
From:      "Francisco Reyes" <francisco@natserv.com>
To:        "FreeBSD questions" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Please help.  Can't see HD
Message-ID:  <200312290150.hBT1o6U6013566@mail1.acecape.com>

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Upgraded to stable like so many countless times.
All was fine after reboot. After a few more reboots while
troubleshooting why a port was not coming up at bootup the
machine froze right after loading the kernel... at the part with
the spinning lines... |/-\ <== like those..

Upon bootup I am able to get the boot prompt if I press space
bar, but the only thing I am able to do is 'boot kernel'.

Booting from a CD I was able to see the HD, but it lost it's
label information. I went and purchased a new HD and am in the
process of restoring most of my data from a second HD I have on
that machine just for backup purposes. I still have a couple of
things that are not backed up and would like to try and recover.

Is there a way to recover the label info? I don't know if the HD
is dying or whether the filesystem/HD boot sector is messed up.

If I go using /stand/sysinstall and try the partition option it
tells me that the disk geometry is wrong, but I also got the
same for the new HD I installed today. After pressing OK the HD
lists the entire HD space as free.

Any suggestions?



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