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Date:      Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:08:05 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        Brian Wood <woodbrian77@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Problem booting
Message-ID:  <20140729070805.GA2594@slackbox.erewhon.home>
In-Reply-To: <CABWFOjtqiVdGJssoC2jHnybKTmgLFmLqw2EEDKztR7=Sm7QVAg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 08:51:17PM -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> Just to be clear I'm using PCBSD 10  "Joule".  I put the dvd in and got to
> an emergency shell.  There I could edit /boot/device.hints but not save it
> because it was on a read-only file system.  (Maybe that was on the dvd.)

Probably.

> I tried mounting some things listed under /dev  but that didn't work.
> I'm not sure what partition /boot is on.

Generally, /boot is on the root partition.
It depends on what partitioning scheme PCBSD used. It is probably either
/dev/ada0p2 (using GPT partitioning) or /dev/ada0s1a (MBR partitions).


Roland
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