freebsd 7 with sata drives
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Sun Sep 21 13:51:15 UTC 2008
On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 10:30:43PM -0700, Brian wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> 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).
Others are having this problem, though not prompted with a mountroot>
prompt (others are experiencing a hard system lock-up after the "Mount
root from ufs..." message. I doubt the problem is you.
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