Boot failure 2.4.4 p3 softdep_setup_inomapdep: dependency for newinode already exists



  • Pfsense 2.4.4 p3 got stuck in a boot loop.
    Screenshot is attached.
    Anybody got this error?
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  • I got a reply from the netgate support.
    I want to thank them for the very quick response and great help.
    Hereby the solution if any of you guys got the same..

    Running a file system consistency check on the SG-1000/SG-1100/SG-3100:

    1. At the SG-3100 console press any key to interrupt the boot loader when you see:
      Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt. Please note that this is the second prompt for a keystroke you will see when booting the device. Please let the first one ("Hit any key to stop autoboot") pass without taking any action.

    At the 'loader>' prompt enter: boot -s

    That will boot in single user mode to a question asking for a path to the shell, just press return to reach the # prompt.

    1. At the # prompt run the following command: /sbin/fsck -y /

    Run the fsck command at least 3 times; Repeat the command until no errors are reported, even if fsck claims the filesystem has been marked "clean".

    1. Reboot by running: /sbin/reboot

    It should boot normally and with no residual long-term issues



  • Yep.

    As soon as you see phrases that use the word
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    or inode for short, you know the file system isn't 'clean' - they call the state 'dirty' - and it chkdsk, sorry : fsck time.


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