7.2 system stuck trying at boot, trying to mount root device
forrie at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 18:37:13 UTC 2009
I'm running a modest PC that has FreeBSD-7.2 installed (fairly current
build from CVS).
Today, I did a "shutdown -r" to reboot the system. When it returned,
the console is reporting:
"Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a"
I've gone through and restored the boot loader, this works fine (it's
back to F1 or F2) -- it continues to do this.
I also did a proper mount, fsck, and umount under the LiveFS shell,
which made no difference.
Then I tried a modest binary "upgrade" just in case. No luck.
After Googling around, and not finding much more info than what I did, I
figured I would ask here. If I have to, I can ship off the data to
another system (after I rebuild) and try to bring all it's functions
back (but it's a lot, cyrus, etc).
The other messages I see on the console include GEOM output:
GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider ad4s1a is ufsid/blahblah
GEOM_LABEL: Label for ufsid/blahblah removed.
Anyone know how I can rescue this?
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