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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 1995 10:30:19 -0700 (PDT)
From:      bmk@dtr.com
To:        krd@plaza.ds.adp.com (Keith Dickey)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Corrupted root file system recovery.
Message-ID:  <199509131730.KAA04791@rainier>
In-Reply-To: <199509131718.RAA01274@stealth> from "Keith Dickey" at Sep 13, 95 10:18:13 am

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> This is a duplicate of a previous inquiry.  

> Is there a procedure to boot from floppy disk in order to run `fsck' on
> the root file system?

Usual procedure here is to boot to single user - enter '-s' at the boot:
prompt.  Root is mounted read-only, and may be safely fsck'd.

If you haven't tried this, give it a try.

P.S.: It is possible to built a boot floppy with a limited set of
recovery tools.  I have never done this myself.  Perhaps someone else
can point you in the right direction.




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