Recompiled freebsd 5.4 cannot boot up with geom_mirror
4711 at chello.at
Sat Sep 10 01:51:57 PDT 2005
On Saturday 10 September 2005 04:06:04, Ng Pek Yong wrote:
> --- Christian Hiris <4711 at chello.at> wrote:
> > On Friday 09 September 2005 17:04:17, Ng Pek Yong
> > wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am having some problem with geom_mirror on a
> > freebsd
> > > 5.4.
> > >
> > > I followed the steps described in
> > > http://people.freebsd.org/~rse/mirror/
> > > and got geom_mirror up on a stock freebsd 5.4,
> > > including / partition itself.
> > >
> > > The problem came when I compiled the kernel. After
> > > pulling in the latest source tree, compiling and
> > > installing the new kernel, I find that the OS can
> > no
> > > longer bootup.
> > >
> > > I did with 2 kernel configurations. The 1st is
> > > completely identical to the stock kernel config.
> > The
> > > 2nd has an extra line "options GEOM_MIRROR".
> > > Both failed to boot up although the errors are
> > > different.
> > You don't need "options GEOM_MIRROR" in your
> > kernelconfig to run gmirror.
> > > 1st config
> > > ----------
> > > The boot process got stucked when it tries to
> > mount /
> > > The error message is something like this
> > > Mount root from ufs:/dev/mirror/gm0s1a
> > > setrootbyname failed
> > > ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp
> > > Root mount failed: 6
> > Maybe there is a typo in your /etc/fstab. Enter a
> > "?" here to get a list of
> > all your geom devices. Then try to mount / from the
> > correct device by
> > entering "ufs:mirror/your_root_device" at the
> > "mountroot>" prompt.
> I can boot up with kernel.old without problem, so
> there is no typo.
> Anyway, I tried your method and list the devices. I
> get something like
> List of GEOM managed disk devices:
> ad1s1f..ad1s1a ad0s1f..ad0s1a acd0 ad1s1 ad0s1 ad1
> ad0 fd0
> Obviously something is wrong here. I am supposed to
> get devices that look like 'gm0s1a' etc
> Let me emphasize again. I haven't modified anything to
> the kernel, not even the kernel options. How could it
> be so wrong then?
Did you run "make buildworld" before you run "make buildkernel"?
Maybe kernel and world are out of sync on your system.
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