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Date:      Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:13:50 +0200
From:      Valentin Bud <>
To:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   init: can't exec getty after power failure
Message-ID:  <>

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Hello list,

I have FreeBSD 7.0-p5 installed on 2 USB drives mirroring with gmirror. I
the following partition scheme:
/ - on USB
/var, /usr, /tmp, /home - on internal HDD using ZFS.

 Last night after a power failure the system failed to boot with the
following error:
... can't find /boot/loader.4th. Entered BIOS and changed the first boot
drive to be
the second USB from raid. The system boots but it stops here:

"Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/mirror/gm0s1a
Loading configuration file
/libexec/ /lib/ object is not dynamically linked
init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec' getty for port /dev/ttyv7: No such
file or directory"

ttyv[n] in fact where 'n' takes values from 0 - 7.

Booted into single user mode, fsck-ed the root partition and tried to mount
all the UFS
partitions (/var, /usr) from the USB drive but the mount command fails with
"/libexec/ /lib/ object is not dynamically linked"

Is there anything i can do next besides reinstallation?

thank you very much and a great day,

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