booting from wrong disk

Tim Judd tajudd at
Fri Oct 16 02:16:35 UTC 2009

On 10/15/09, PJ <af.gourmet at> wrote:
> While trying to learn and understand the dump-retore process, I messed
> up the ad4s1a partition and could not boot. To fix it I restored a
> dumpfile of ad12s1a which is, for all intents and purposes, the same as
> ad4s1a. I then boot from ad4 and surprise, surprise...
> #df shows we have been booted from ad12 and all partitions are ad12....
> Booting from ad12s1a gives exactly the same results.
> So, how can I get ad4s1a to boot from ad4?
> I imagine it is something in the boot files... but how to fix that?

Probably because ad12's /etc/fstab tell it to mount ad12's filesystems.

rewriting mbrs and stuff probably won't help.  check your fstab.

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