SSD woes - boot

Christoph Kukulies kuku at
Fri May 8 08:08:51 UTC 2020

Just wanted to let you know that the ufs-labeling of my boot disk worked out fine.
Followed the instructions on page 18.7 Labeling Disk Devices

Didn’t move the disk around from one system to the other though. But I enriched my horizon :)


> Am 07.05.2020 um 21:32 schrieb David Christensen <dpchrist at>:
> On 2020-05-07 02:16, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>> Today I went into my local computer store and bought me a new SATA cable. Connected the Kingston SSD with the new cable and
>> it got recognized immediately.
> I would cut the connectors off the old cable and recycle it.
>> Anyway, I booted, but still hit the wrong disk (with F5 which was preset). I hit F1. Got into the FreeBSD boot(8) prompt
>>>> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT
>> Default: 0:ad(0,a)
>> boot:
>> After some fiddling - ? gave me a directory listing but could not much do with that - I found that everything I typed, like lsdev,
>> ended up in being appended to the Default line, like:
>> Default: 0:ad(0,a)lsdev
>> So I type /boot/loader and - voila - I hit it, landed exactly in the desired disk/partition.
>> Now I got to figure out the UUID labeling thing - maybe :)
> Let us know how it works out.
> David
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