Trying to boot freeBSD

Dominic Clifton mjpiidc2 at
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'
setrootbyname failed
ffs_mountroot: can't find rootvp
Root mountfailed: 6

Manual root filesystem specification:
   <fstype>:<device> Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>

                     e.g. ufs:/dev/da0s1a 
   ?                 List valid diskboot devices 
   <empty line>      Abort manual input

Any ideas would be appreciated as I am new to this.



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