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Old 21st May 2008
kdi kdi is offline
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Default FreeBSD boot problem


A user wrote for me:
"When I didn't put ENTER at boot time, the system wrote grey ^[[D on the full monitor"

I don't know what the problem.

I read the dmesg and I find following line:
WARNING: /home was not properly dismounted
but the fsck didn't find error.

His fstab:
/dev/ad4s2b             none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/ad4s2a             /               ufs     rw              1       1
/dev/ad4s2e             /tmp            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/ad4s2f             /usr            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/ad4s2d             /var            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/acd0               /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0
/dev/ad4s3              /home           ufs     rw              1       1
His rc.conf:
Sorry my awful English.
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Old 21st May 2008
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If I understand the problem correctly, I had a similar problem when there was a power cut, I would start the machine up and after the boot manager, the screen would go grey and fill with letters and beep like crazy.

I managed to fix it by using the FreeBSD installation disk, and copying over the boot loader from the disk into the boot directory, i.e. the boot files in /boot from the CD-ROM to my boot directory.

After that, I booted into single-user mode and ran "fsck". It seems to have returned to normal health.
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Old 25th May 2008
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I thank the answer!

But the problem isn't too complex. The user took appard his computer keyboard, and he din't patch the fragments well. The Left Arrow key ruted.
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