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Date:      Sat, 26 Oct 1996 21:45:29 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Tim Vanderhoek <>
To:        Drew Derbyshire <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: file systems eaten by space DOS, film at 11?
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On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Drew Derbyshire wrote:

> *** Please copy to me directly, since my subscription to the list is
>     still being processed. Sorry ***

I think that's standard procedure on this (and actually, all) FreeBSD
mailing lists.

> ... and * B L A M M O * kernel panics because it can't mount root.

Wierd.  Is there any chance that you used FIPS to split the DOS partition?
Maybe, just maybe fips screwed something up so much that DOS went wacky?

Even that just doesn't seem right...

> Have I got space aliens loose or what?  DOS virus is unlikely, since the
> DOS install was from fresh write protected MS (tm) disks.

You're sure it's not this?  I'm no viral expert, but maybe (just maybe)
there was a virus when you did the first `fdisk /mbr' from dos.  The virus
(or some other) then took the opportunity to infect the mbr.  Then, when
you reinstalled DOS it infected DOS again.  Then it caused it's problems

Outnumbered?  Maybe.  Outspoken?  Never!

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