Trying to boot freeBSD

Sam Smith S at
Thu Aug 15 19:36:38 BST 2002

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Dominic Clifton wrote:
> 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'
> Any ideas would be appreciated as I am new to this.

Did you get any failures during in the install?

This sounds like device creation during setup may have failed.

How much memory has this machine got?


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