Trying to boot freeBSD
mjpiidc2 at stud.umist.ac.uk
Thu Aug 15 18:25:00 BST 2002
I am very new to FreeBSD and UNIX as a whole. Anyway, we have a couple of old
computers in our lab that used to run windows 95 and can't cope with windows 98.
So I thought I give FreeBSD a bash. I downloaded most of the files via FTP and
got the usal "Congratulations on installing FreeBSD" etc, after which I was told
to reboot. Intially it all seemed fine, then the last few lines that are srolled
on booting up, state:
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
no such device 'ad'
ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp
Root mountfailed: 6
Manual root filesystem specification:
<fstype>:<device> Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
? List valid diskboot devices
<empty line> Abort manual input
Any ideas would be appreciated as I am new to this.
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