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Date:      Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:53:49 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Vincent Poy <>
Subject:   problem from installation
Message-ID:  <>

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Greetings everyone,

	I need some help from a installtion problem...  I have a Western
Digital EIDE 1.6 GIG as the first drive and a Maxtor 2.0 GIG EIDE as the
second drive....  My FreeBSD is using the entire drive on the Maxtor and
booted fine before I installed the Western Digital using the FreeBSD setup
disk... The problem is that during installation, I selected Novice and
boot manager and it asks which devices and I specified wd0a and wd1a but I
only did the partition on wd0a and FreeBSD newsfs and copied the stuff to
wd0a but for some reason, it messed up wd1a.  I didn't have the rest of
the disks except the root, boot and fixit floppies so I was originally
going to copy the data from wd1a to wd0a but when I tried to boot wd1a, I
saw the bootstrap and it just hanged the machine afterwards....  Booted
using the boot floppy and the fixit disk and mount /dev/wd1a gave me a
Incorrect Super Block.  I did a fsck and it said CANNOT READ BLOCK 16-28
or something and fdisk /dev/wd1a and it said invalid fdisk partition 
table.  Is there anything I can do at all to fix this?  Any help would be 
greatly appreciated.

GaiaNet Corporation - Unix Networking System Adminstrator

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