On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 12:22:31PM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote: > Harald Schmalzbauer wrote: > >The problem is solved. It was stupid, but I thought why should I have to > >set > >/ in /etc/fstab when the filesystem isn't mounted yet, so the file can't be > >read. > >But it seems the kernel reads this file "loader-like" *before* the > >filesystem is mounted. > > I believe that the loader actually reads this file (it > has to be able to locate and read files from UFS anyway > in order to load the kernel) and passes the root f/s > information to the kernel when it boots. This should > probably be documented in fstab(5)
You can pass a filesystem at the loader prompt: vfs.root.mountfrom="" > >Considering the above to be correct I can't understand the ability to enter > >e. g. ufs:/dev/ad0a at "mountroot>" when it doesn't work. > > I've also been stung by the fact that the > "mountroot>" prompt is broken. <sigh> > I looked briefly at the code, but the > bug is not particularly obvious. At least it wasn't broken a while ago. What happens exactly after entering the correct device? -- B.Walter BWCT http://www.bwct.de [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"