Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Mon Nov 6 04:42:51 UTC 2006

On Sunday,  5 November 2006 at 21:10:25 -0000, justin wrote:
> Hello,
> I`m trying to boot my freebsd 5.5 system and i`m having some trouble.
> Every time the machine boots it runs into the mountroot prompt.
> It cannot find the rootvp file on the /dev/ad0s1a.
> Everytime i try to mount the /dev/ad0s1a it gives me the mountroot prompt
> again.
> also i tryed to type ufs:/dev/ad0s1a but nothing happens.
> i presume the ad0s1a is my harddisk, i find it strange it will not mount.
> The computer finds the hard drive at boot time so what`s the problem.

The first problem is that you haven't given any details.  What
partition layout do you have?  Have you ever been able to boot from
this machine?  What's in /etc/fstab?

If this is a fresh install, I'd suggest moving to 6.1, or waiting a
couple of days for 6.2.

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