I killed my workstation…

I cannot believe it. ~120 days uptime on my Slackware13.1-AMD64 system. I decided I needed to re-arrange my office. It was time for a change. Well, everything was nearly in place. When I went to slide my (running) PC back I accidentally touched the power switch on the rear after warning myself not to.

Evidently, 120 days of running leaves a lot of the file system in cache. It would not boot past lilo and I was ready for a change here, too. Booting to a live CD I backed up my /home/ and BFU’d the machine to FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE. Last I tried it was a year ago, I’m interested to see if it or I have changed.

Sound (sp/dif)?
# kldload sound
# kldload snd_hda
# sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=2