FreeBSD installation doesn't work

Oliver Fromme olli at
Fri Sep 19 10:17:38 UTC 2008

Oliver Fromme <olli at> wrote:
 > Matthew Seaman wrote:
 > > Mel wrote:
 > > > that's aside from the fact that the root partition '/' always has to be the 
 > > > first partition, for the simple reason that everything else is mounted on top 
 > > > of it.
 > > 
 > > It's not the partition device names that determine the mount order, but
 > > the order of the entries in /etc/fstab.
 > Actually not even the order in /etc/fstab matters.  You can
 > place the root file system last and it will still work.

Uhm, just to be sure:  We are talking about the *root* file
system here.

Of course, the order of the *remaining* file systems in
/etc/fstab (without "noauto" flag) *does* matter, because
this is the order in which they are mounted by the RC
scripts.  Only the root file system is special.

Best regards

PS:  BTW, Mel, your email address doesn't work.  I get
bounces from your mail server.

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