details on sata issues and mountroot prompt

Brian bri at
Fri Oct 10 22:24:08 PDT 2008

Brian wrote:
> I have previously written about a mountroot prompt, here are some details.
> I have a system with an asus m3a78-emh hdmi board, a 74 gig raptor 
> drive, and a dual core amd am2 cpu.  I have had this result with both 
> the amd64 and i386 systems.  My steps were all conducted today as follows.
> install 7.0 release
> run freebsd-update
> get src tree
> build world
> build and install kernel
> reboot and be greeted by a mountroot prompt.
> It appears the drive numbering changed.  /etc/fstab has the drive 
> partitions with the number 5, the subsequent reboot got me a number 8.
> This is a test system not doing anything, so I can kick it any which way 
> to test stuff.
> Brian Whalen

I see that I could probably address it with something like this.

ed /etc/fstab


I'll leave it for a bit incase theres something to try testwise.


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