Re: Missing operating system message after neighborhood black out
From: clayton rollins (crollins666_at_hotmail.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 05:21:27 +0000
On Dec. 29, 2003, ritesh parmar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I posted a message a few days ago with the subject line "Why is Freebsd so
>unstable". I've gotten Freebsd to work after i posted that message but now
>i've got another problem.
>I came home today from work and found that the computer had been turned off
>(power went out in the whole neighborhood). I turned on my computer and now
>i get a "Missing Operating System" message. Both Windows and linux can
>normally recover after an abrupt shutdown. Can freebsd also recover or do I
>have to re-install it every time the power goes out?
A number of things could cause this. I'm going to assume you've not done
anything like leave a floppy or cd in the drive and not set your BIOS to not
boot from it.
In the case that your disk is screwed: your disk is screwed. Sorry, but
the fact. With a little help from -questions you may be able to recover it.
hint.) FreeBSD really is a wonderful and stable system, and I'm beginning to
have questions about the disk you're installing it to.
As for recovering from a power outage, I've had it happen many times and
have never lost the OS because of it. With 4.x, you may lose data that you
were currently working on; 5.x should be able to recover even that, since
it keeps 'soft-updates' of open files.
Normally, all that is required is to fsck the filesystems, as they weren't
unmounted properly, and freebsd does it automatically on the next boot.
I hope that you get your problem fixed,
PS. please do word your titles and writing differently, you are kind of
begging to get flamed. I would also caution you against it, as the problems
aren't likely caused by the OS, but by circumstance, hardware, or even
your own ignorance (as has been my experience :) ).
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