can't mount root during freebsd-update 7.0 -> 8.1 on amd64

joost at joost at
Sun Dec 5 18:01:42 UTC 2010


I'm trying to upgrade a amd64 box from 7.0-RELEASE to 8.1-RELEASE with
freebsd-update. After the first reboot the 8.1R GENERIC kernel loads (I'm
using a custom kernel, so at this point the generic kernel is loaded
It then claims it can't mount /

One thing that's odd is that instead of finding ad4s1a it finds ad4a. Same
for the other filesystems. It however can't find init on this device.

Did I miss something important in src/UPDATING?


Joost Bekkers

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