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Date:      Mon, 14 Jul 1997 21:23:23 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Alastair Rankine <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Cannot mount root
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.970714212304.754B-100000@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <v03110702aff078b84010@[]>

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On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Alastair Rankine wrote:

> I installed a SCSI disk into my box the other day, and put FreeBSD 2.2.2
> onto it. Previously it was running FreeBSD 2.2.2 on the IDE disk. All works
> just fine except that I can't seem to get it to remember where to mount the
> root file system. The only way to start it up at present is to type
> "1:sd(0,a)kernel" at the boot prompt.
> I have tried recompiling my kernel to tell it that root should be on sd0:
> config kernel root on sd0
> .. but for some reason it tries to mount the root filesystem on sd1, not
> sd0. Then panics because I don't have an sd1.
> I'm not sure if this is relevant, but the problem also happens if I boot
> with "sd(0,a)kernel", that is without the "1:" prefix.
> Any suggestions?

Try adding


to /boot.conf.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
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