[PC-BSD Testing] Installation from usb corrupted by force shutdown

Dewey Hylton dewey.hylton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 08:40:55 PDT 2012


----- Original Message -----

> From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.org>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:30:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Installation from usb corrupted by
> force shutdown

> On 07/21/2012 04:22, claive alvin Acedilla wrote:

> > I tried to do force shutdown during my installation from USB
> > because
> > PCBSD is not displaying the GUI maybe it is not handling the intel
> > video card.
> 
> > But when I tried to boot again the usb installer, the installer
> > stopped and prompted "Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for
> > /bin/sh".
> 
> > I press enter prompt returned # prompt.
> 
> > Tried to do reboot with reboot command, installer goes back to
> > /bin/sh message.
> 
> > I tried safe mode, still same problem.
> 
> > There was a message on the verbose screen that "/ was not clean
> > properly" and installer cannot continue.
> 
> > Does the installer cache/writing on the USB stick which mangle the
> > installer or to RAM?
> 
> > If you cannot reproduce try doing a force shutdown again on the
> > power
> > button until you reproduce the problem.
> 

> > Im using the PCBSD USBLite 9.1 Beta1 LXDE ZFS
> 

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> It shouldn't be writing anything to the USB media, its all mounted
> read-only and then using memfs. I'll test it here, but it may have
> been a fluke of something getting corrupted on the media.

> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems
I have run into the same thing multiple times (during the FreeBSD Server/ZFS issue i'm working on). fsck_ufs does fix the problem, but I was surprised to see it, as i thought the usb media should have been mounted read-only as well. 
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