freebsd 7 with sata drives
brian at brianwhalen.net
Sun Sep 21 05:30:46 UTC 2008
> The board in question is an Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI. I have tried the
> instructions for a safe kernel compile in /usr/src/updating also.
> Even after that, the kernel starts to load, but the root partition
> cant be found, and I am left at a mountroot> prompt. If I go
> ufs:ad5s1a, that fails as well.
I have done much more testing on this. With a pata drive all is well.
I can install 7.0-release and run freebsd-update successfully including
the subsequent reboots. However, over the weekend I tried to go to
stable again, and still, the subsequent reboot leaves me at a mountroot
prompt. If I go ufs:ad8s1a at the prompt the root partition, of course
I dont want to have to do this each time. If I use the september
snapshot, the sata disk is visible. I just tried to run and iinstall a
6.4 prerelease, and then did a make buildworld && make kernel
KERNCONF=SMP and that worked successfully. I see this behavior with a
160 gig wd disk as well as a 74 gig raptor(This weekend's test hardware).
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