DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Cannot mount / when booting from disk
I have recently tried to install Dragonfly-1.6 on a SATA based machine
(Asus A8V-E-SE, VIA 8237 chipset, 74 GB Raptor). Everything went fine
during the installation.
When booting from the hard disk, the kernel is unable to mount /
Here are the most important error messages (recopied by hand, they may not
be completely accurate) :
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a
ad4: cannot find label (no disk label)
ad4s1: cannot find label (no disk label)
Root mount failed: 22
I then get a "mountroot" prompt. No matter what I enter, the kernel cannot
find the root fs.
The funny part is, when booting from the live CD, the system has no
trouble with the disk whatsoever. I can read the fdisk partition
table on ad4, the label on ad4s1, mount individual partitions (even what
should be / on ad4s1a), list and read files, etc...
I'm honestly puzzled by this.