"setrootbyname failed" leads to "ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp" on boot.

Andre Guibert de Bruet andy at siliconlandmark.com
Sun Apr 25 11:47:59 PDT 2004

(I'm replying to myself... I know... :) )

On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Andre Guibert de Bruet wrote:

> (Sources pulled from CVS at Sun Apr 25 16:50:55 UTC 2004, an hour ago).
> I'm getting the following at the bottom of a boot -s -v (I haven't run
> installworld yet):
> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a
> setrootbyname failed
> ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp
> Root mount failed: 6
> Manual root filesystem specification:
>   <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
>                        eg. ufs:da0s1a
>   ?                  List valid disk boot devices
>   <empty line>       Abort manual input
> mountroot>
> I can revert back to the old kernel without any problems, so I don't think
> that it's something about my /dev/ad4s1a slice that's causing this. I've
> read UPDATING and I don't see anything of particular relevance. The
> machine in question is a custom built Dual Athlon MP 2000 running on a
> ASUS A7M-266D with all of the peripherals listed in the attached boot -v.

I figured I'd give a quick update, so that people aren't running around
looking for a problem in a sea of commits. Sources pulled from CVS using
-D"2 days ago" boot. I've run installworld and mergemaster and will try to
locate the commit that causes the problem once the system comes back up.


> Andre Guibert de Bruet | Enterprise Software Consultant >
> Silicon Landmark, LLC. | http://siliconlandmark.com/    >

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