Must root be on slice 'a'?

Leif Neland leifn at
Tue Dec 23 06:07:29 PST 2003

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:

> On Monday 22 December 2003 17:27, Leif Neland wrote:
> > Does this imply that I must rename my slices, that I can't boot from
> > /dev/ad1s3e ?
> Right. Root always must be label a. You don't have to change slices.
> But you can compile something different in the kernel:
> options         ROOTDEVNAME=\"ufs:da0s2e\"
If the bootloader will not accept 2:ad(2,e), I don't think it matters what
I compile into the kernel.

> AFAIK it should bee possible to also change the root device in 1st bootstage
> See man (8) boot

I used disklabel to rename the slices, so now I have booted from the new


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