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Date:      Sun, 08 Apr 2012 11:17:24 -0500
From:      Joshua Isom <>
Subject:   Re: Upgrade to 9.0 - Mount to root failed..
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On 4/8/2012 8:51 AM, Airoso╬▓icz fb. wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> Thanx for the quick reply.. Can't get it to work though..
> On 08/04/2012 09:53, Airoso╬▓icz fb. wrote:
>>> So I've upgraded from 8.1 to 9.0&  now the system can't mount in single
>>> user mode to go through the final step of installing the world..
>> As was mentioned else-thread, you are probably hitting problems due to
>> the name change from ad(4) to ada(4) for PATA/SATA disk devices.
> It's starting to make sense now.. Mounting ufs:/dev/ad*a*2s1a i.o. from
> ufs:/dev/ad2s1a simply doesn't work because as I've put in my original
> post with # ls -l /dev/ad* it doesn't exist.. Only ad2,ad2s1&  ad2s1a do..
>> One way to fix this is simply to type in the new boot device in the
>> loader and then edit /etc/fstab from single user mode
>   Which boot device..? I wish it was simple..

When you get to the loader, escape to the loader prompt.  Then type 
lsdev to see what the loader finds.  You'll have to find which one looks 
right, and type that into the mount failed prompt.  After it's done 
booting, check /dev to make sure it looks right and change your fstab.

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