Mountroot prompt with 4.9 Generic kernel

Kristian Strickland freebsd at
Fri Feb 6 08:32:53 PST 2004


	I've got a running 4.6 system that I want to upgrade to 4.9.  I've updated 
source with RELENG=4_9 in my supfile, and have build a new kernel using the 
GENERIC config file.
	The box is a Compaq Proliant 1600 with two embedded wide-ultra SCSI 
controllers, detected by 4.6 as sym0 and sym1.  There is only one disk, it's on 
the first controller, so when booting 4.6, I get this:

(sym0 and sym1 detected)
Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s2a
da0 at sym0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <COMPAQ WDE4360S 1.52> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit), Tagged Queueing 
da0: 4094MB (8386000 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 522C)

	Trying to boot with the GENERIC kernel results in the following:

(sym0 and sym1 detected same as with 4.6)
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s2a
no such device 'da'
setrootbyname failed
ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp
Root mount failed: 6

	At the mountroot> prompt, I hit ? and get:

Possibly valid devices for 'ufs' root:
console, ctty, mem, pts, ptc, log, fd, sc, FD, bpf, sio, tun, pci, md, xpt, 
kbd, acd, asr, ata, iir, MFS

	I've search this list's archives, and have gotten some hints/ideas, but none 
that get me a shiny new FreeBSD 4.9 system.

Any help?

Kristian Strickland, BSc Math & CompSci (StFX '94)
IBM (e)server Certified Specialist:
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System Support Specialist (AIX, OpenVMS & FreeBSD) for
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