Konrad Heuer kheuer2 at
Tue Aug 17 15:05:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:

> I dumped/restored the system to ad8 yesterday and booted from it.
> The system *did* boot but (alas) the /dev/ads1a(f) slices were mounted. So, 
> the system loaded the *old* root partitions (from the first drive). After 
> googling and reading I think I need *boot0cfg* but I'm a bit scary to ruin my 
> new boot (ad8) drive.
> So, what is the exact syntax to make my system not only boot from ad8, but 
> also mount the /deb/ad8s1 slice as root slice?

I'd try to set


in /boot/loader.conf in /dev/ad8s1a since boot loader and kernel seem to 
be read from there.

Before editing, please interrupt the boot sequence into command prompt 
mode and enter the command "lsdev" to have a look how the disks are 
enumerated by the boot loader.

Best regards

Konrad Heuer
GWDG, Am Fassberg, 37077 Goettingen, Germany, kheuer2 at

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