Problem booting

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Jul 29 07:08:09 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 08:51:17PM -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> Just to be clear I'm using PCBSD 10  "Joule".  I put the dvd in and got to
> an emergency shell.  There I could edit /boot/device.hints but not save it
> because it was on a read-only file system.  (Maybe that was on the dvd.)


> I tried mounting some things listed under /dev  but that didn't work.
> I'm not sure what partition /boot is on.

Generally, /boot is on the root partition.
It depends on what partitioning scheme PCBSD used. It is probably either
/dev/ada0p2 (using GPT partitioning) or /dev/ada0s1a (MBR partitions).

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