The last push

Teilhard Knight teilhk at
Tue May 13 12:10:13 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-05-13 at 13:21, Teilhard Knight wrote:
> I just subscribed to the list. I am running release 4.8. 
> I have compiled my kernel. Everything seems to be all right, 
> except that on boot it cannot mount root.
> It displays: "mounting root from ufs:ad2s2a", and a failure message.
> then. it goes: "mounting root from ufs:da0s2e", and another failure
> message (no such device "da"). This last attempt I think is done because
> I added the line:
> options    ROOTDEVNAME=\"ufs:da0s2e\", which LINT gives for when the
> root device cannot correctly guessed by the bootstrap code.
> Now, I am left at boot with an inquire for a manual root filesystem
> specification., like this:
> <fstype><device> mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
> eg. ufs:/dev/da0s1a
> ? List valid disk boot devices
> <empty line> abort manual imput
> mountroot>
> What to do now? I haven't been able to guess the right input, and I
> haven't been able to fix the kernel. I have erased all filesystem types
> from my configuration, except FFS.
> Last thing to note. In my previous kernel, the HD where I have FreeBDS
> installed was ad2, in this new kernel, it is ad1

An explanatory note. I just subscribed to the list newbies. I copied
this message from my "sent" folder (never sent, I've been having
problems with my mail server. You will notice I will change addy), and
intended to send it there, but, silly of me, I missed to change the
address. My apologies.

Teilhard Knight
The Extraterrestrial

Who ate my sandwich?

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