need help repairing this system... mount issues

Doug Reynolds mav at
Wed May 21 05:09:29 PDT 2003

On Sun, 18 May 2003 15:26:29 -0700 (PDT), Bsd Neophyte wrote:

>a previous system failed, as a result, i was forced to move the HD to a
>new system.  unfortuantely, the systems are quite different.  the last one
>was a full integrated cel633 and the new system is a dual p3700 with all
>individualized components.
>after a great deal of effort, was finally able to get my system to boot
>the root partition.  i changed the type of kernel being booted to
>kernel.GENERIC and i had to really struggle to find out the new disk
>well i found that now the disk was no longer da0 but da4.  so i had to
>boot by entering "ufs:/dev/ad4s1a" 
>i am able to boot, but i'm having some issues now.
>i've tried "mount /dev/ad4s1e /usr" but this wont work.  i get the
>following error: "mount: /dev/ad4s1a: No such file or directory"
>i decided to look under /dev, for some reason under the disk pointers (is
>that what they are called?) only go up to da3, there is no mention of da4.
> i really don't know what to do to mount /usr.
>i know i can do a reinstall, but i don't want to do that.  i have some
>items on it that haven't been backed-up yet that i can't afford to lose.
>if someone can tell me how i can get this thing back and running, i would
>really be appreciative.

first you'll have to:

cd /dev

(that should do it, but I'd also do ad5 ad6 ad7 as well, or da4 etc

and then change /etc/fstab to reflect the mount changes

doug reynolds | the maverick | mav at

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