Broken loader on 7.1-STABLE?

Mike Barnard mike.barnardq at
Wed Jan 28 04:07:05 PST 2009

Hi All,

Any body find a solution to this? I have run into the same problem as John
Rushford, installing on a HP Compaq DX2300 Microtower.

After a make kernel, I boot into single user mode and end up this:

atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec

I expect to see my disk, ad0 being detected at ata-master SATA150, instead,
i get:

Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

Manual root filesystem specification:
    <fstype>:<device>   Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
                           e.g. ufs:da0s1a
     ?                   List valid disk boot devices
    <empty line>        Abort manual input


Of course, you might discount this possibility, but remember that one in
a million chances happen 99% of the time.

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