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Date:      Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:27:20 +0000
From:      Frank Shute <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Can't boot machine after upgrade
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Hi all,

I just updated my server from 6.3-RELEASE to 6.4-RELEASE and I now
can't boot my machine - a rather crappy HP desktop.

The boot seems to go along nicely without any errors that I can see
but when it comes to mounting the root filesystem it bails out:

Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2

Manual root filesystem specification:


? List valid disk boot devices



I've tried entering the root fs (it's the same as above) but it's no
go. If I list the valid boot disk devices, it gives me this:

list of GEOM managed disk devices:
     da3 da2 da1 da0

which are all the crappy flash card readers etc.

Anybody got any idea on what's going on & how to fix it?


BTW, just reply to the list, I can't receive mail ATM so I'll have to
read replies in the archive.




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