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Old 25th March 2010
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Default System stops booting after "GEOM_MIRROR: Force device gm0 start due to timeout."

The title of the thread pretty much says it all: my FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE system stops booting after I get the following message from GEOM_MIRROR:
GEOM_MIRROR: Force device gm0 start due to timeout.
I cannot seem to find any help through Google, or by searching this forum.

I took the server down cleanly after a power outage yesterday (the system was still running off of a UPS) and today, when I went to power it back up, I got this message. And, like I said, the system literally stops booting after that message gets printed - but the system is not locked-up, it still responds to ACPI switches and the keyboard (to an extent).

What can I do to get past, or remedy, this?
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Old 25th March 2010
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I assume you can't boot to singleusermode because your root device is on gm0?
You can still get a basic "fixit" shell from the FreeBSD livefs:

You can try using gmirror(8) command from the fixit media ...
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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