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Date:      Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:50:25 +0200
From:      "Dr. A. Haakh" <bugReporter@Haakh.de>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fubar'ed it good this time...
Message-ID:  <4E09DC21.6070903@Haakh.de>
In-Reply-To: <20110628052446.89911e0a.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Polytropon schrieb:
> On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:40:27 -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
>    
>> Your advice sounds reasonable, but that site seems devoted to zfs bootables.
>>
>> I wonder if an 8.1 livefs iso will do the trick...
>>      
> Check if you can download FreeSBIE somewhere. It's a live system
> using the 5.x and 6.x kernel which should be fine. Next to two
> GUI modes (light, heavy) it also has a versatile "maintenance mode"
> for such operations. I have already successfully used this system
> for solving similar situations, for diagnostics, and for data
> recovery preparation.
>
>    
The loader obviously knows how to deal with the filesystem because he loads
the failing new kernel. So the easiest solution would be to boot an older
kernel if available. I don't know how freebsd-update deals with older 
kernels,
he should still be around. First guess is /boot/kernel.old/kernel.
So get the loader-prompt, "unload kernel" and try "load 
/boot/kernel.old/kernel".

Andreas



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