Boot loader fails on transition from 4.2 to 4.4.1
paul at xciv.org
Sat Nov 17 12:52:54 GMT 2001
"Jon Schneider" <jon at axismilton.ltd.uk> wrote:
> I think this is something to do with the (why on earth did they
> do that) transition from wd/sd/st to ad/da/sa device names.
I think that was the migration from the older IDE/SCSI sub-systems
to the newer sub-systems and CAM SCSI stuff.
> Also the seemingly overcomplicated boot loader FreeBSD has.
It is, but that also brings flexibility.
> I found I could specify ufs:/dev/ad0s2a to proceed and will be
> rebuilding the kernel anyway which should sort it.
I guess you booted the 4.2 kernel under 4.4.1, probably not
an ideal situation.
> But why has this happened and am I alone ?
I think the wd* devices were deprecated quite a while ago and
were only left in for a while for backwards compatibility.
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