FreeBSD 11.1 on Soekris NET4501. Storage issue

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Dec 12 18:09:53 UTC 2017

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:52 PM, fml <tetrosalame at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to bring back to life an old Soekris NET4501 board. It
> served last as networking bridge running FreeBSD 9.0.
> I created a small FreeBSD 11.1 image with nanobsd, using GENERIC +
> CPU_ELAN/SOEKRIS stuff as kernel. The board boots from internal CF
> but fails to mount the root partition it seems there are no
> suitabile devices to mount the root partition from.
> The problem seems CAM related but I'm unable to investigate it further.
> This NET4501 is equipped with just 64MB of RAM: I built a custom kernel
> without the unnecessary devices and options, even without SMP and ACPI,

A guess is that something(s) you deem unnecessary are in fact necessary for
successful boot.


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