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Date:      Sat, 7 May 2011 07:30:31 +0400
From:      Yuri Pankov <>
To:        Henry Olyer <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: i messed up, need to do fsck and also uncomment the /usr line if /etc/fstab
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On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 10:06:31PM -0400, Henry Olyer wrote:
> Woe is me.
> First, I simply messed up, happens to us all from time to time.  I lost
> power on an laptop running 8.2.
> Restarted it but for some reason the fsck didn't run and I lost some /usr
> files.
> I tried to do an fsck manually but because it's mounted I got nowhere.  So I
> put a comment ("#") in front of the /usr line for the /etc/fstab file.
> Now, I can't boot.
> I need what's on my disk -- of course!

Boot to single user mode (4 in the boot menu), remount / read-write -
mount -u -o rw /, edit /etc/fstab (you'll probably need to mount /usr
manually if what's in /rescue doesn't work for you), reboot.

You can run fsck from single user mode, as well.


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