"Not only have I been able to crash FreeBSD 7.3-release with
GNOME by trying to automount FAT partitions on USB-connected
drives, but those crashes rendered both the FAT partitions and the
ext3 partitions that otherwise could be mounted automatically on
those drives, for lack of a better word, unmountable.
"I was able to mount the ext3 partitions once again in FreeBSD
after a lengthy fsck courtesy of gParted on the Parted Magic live
"Then I did it all over again. I'm running fsck on the drives
now. They could always be mounted in Parted Magic 4.9, by the way,
just not in FreeBSD.
"Once the fsck finishes, I'll boot into FreeBSD, make sure the
ext3 partitions are mountable, make a backup of my FreeBSD user and
relevant configuration files, and then I'll be moving on."