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Date:      Sat, 6 Jan 1996 01:51:01 +0000 ()
From:      "Jeffrey D. Dean ROOT" <root@jd-unix.wpafb.af.mil>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   HELP! I screwed-up my root system
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960106013957.3965A-100000@jd-unix.wpafb.af.mil>

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	I was dumb enough to add-on an external cdrom with the scsi 
device number of 0 (same as my root system /dev/sd0a)
	Now, I am trying to repair my filesystem and am having no luck.
She reads the /kernel with no problem. When she loads up she complains 
that the root system is not clean (This is a legitimate error:) BUT THEN, 
during an "automatic reboot" she gives a memory fault signals 11 and poops.
I have tried to boot off of a boot disk, but the kernel on the boot disk 
complains about the fact that the hardrives installed are over >1023 in 
cylinders (1gig+ drive) and then locks up. I was able to clean the other 
two hardrives on the system (usr2 & usr3) So my fsck program must be intact.
I have managed to destroy the directory structure of the root device.
I have downloaded and created the boot, root, and fixit floppys. What can 
I do to fix this puppy? Does anyone have any suggestions? I cannot find 
any documentation on the use of the fixit software.


fsck error:

	/dev/rsd0a:	I=359	mode=100664	pid 9


	Thanx in advance
	Yours truely,
	-A bunch of dumb puter geeks 
	
		Jeff (and about 8 others just staring at it right now!)


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