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Date:      Fri, 9 Jan 2009 14:54:55 +0000
From:      Frank Shute <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: Can't boot machine after upgrade
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On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 01:43:42PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:27:20 +0000, Frank Shute <> wrote:
> > Anybody got any idea on what's going on & how to fix it?
> The messages you presented seem to indicate that ad0 is not found.
> It's not listed in the available devices, and boot fails.
> Could you check its presence using a FreeBSD / FreeSBIE boot CD?

I tried booting a FreeBSD CD & going into sysinstall & then fdisk but
it said it couldn't find any disks. is unfortunately down :(

> I'm surprised the hard disk isn't detected at all... are you using
> the GENERIC kernel?

I'm not using GENERIC but IIRC I've only stripped out NIC's etc.

I booted with booting verbose and it's showing this before it jumps to
the mountroot> prompt:

ata1: SATA connect time=0ms
ata1: SIGNATURE: eb140101
ata1: ahci_reset devices=0x4<ATAPI_MASTER>
ata1: reinit done ..
ata2: reiniting channel ..
ata2: SATA connect time=0ms
ata2: SIGNATURE: 00000101
ata1: ahci_reset devices=0x1<ATA_MASTER>
ata2: reinit done ..
ata2: reiniting channel ..


ATA PseudoRAID loaded
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2


> -- 
> Polytropon

Hope that helps some more.




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