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Date:      Fri, 10 Mar 2000 09:54:36 -0800
From:      Mike Smith <>
To:        R Joseph Wright <>
Subject:   Re: single user mode problem 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 10 Mar 2000 00:51:06 PST." <Pine.BSF.4.21.0003100047160.278-100000@mammalia.sea> 

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> This has been going on for awhile, and I've looked everywhere for a
> solution.  When I boot single user, the / filesystem gets mounted on
> wd0s4a even though /dev does not even have such an entry nor does
> /etc/fstab, since these have all been updated.
> This is not really such a problem until I try to exit from single user
> mode.  Then, it tries to remount / on ad0s4a and can't find it.

Since there's no extra mounting activity that goes on on single-user mode 
vs. multi-user mode, I'm suspicious that you've probably gone and done 
something else as well that we're not hearing about.

Regardless, this is typically syptomatic of either a very old 
/boot/loader, non-use of the loader eg. through a /boot.config file, or
an error in the entry for / in /etc/fstab.

\\ Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. \\  Mike Smith
\\ Tell him he should learn how to fish himself,  \\
\\ and he'll hate you for a lifetime.             \\

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