Thank you very much for your ideas. I switched to 4.11 after realizing that it would work as well. Besides, it would be much easier to install packages, as they are available on CD - for 2.2.9, as far as I saw it, I have to download them. This would have to happen on the Compaq. However, the HP-disk and the LAN-card which I need for internet access would use the same PCMCIA-slot.
-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: Josh Paetzel [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Gesendet: Freitag, 16. März 2007 00:05 An: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Kris Kennaway; Nino Ivanov Betreff: Re: FreeBSD 2.2.9 / Installation problem On Thursday 15 March 2007, Kris Kennaway wrote: > On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 08:43:32PM +0100, Nino Ivanov wrote: > > Dear Chistian, Dear Kris, > > > > I also think the RAM will not be the issue, as it is a text-only > > install, and indeed, I am not planning to "get fancy". I > > completely don't need X. Midnight Commander is perfectly fine as > > a working environment. 4.11 seemed OK. > > > > But I am having a different problem right now, which I am still > > researching: It does not recognize the device from where to mount > > root correctly. I mean the following: When I put FreeBSD into the > > Compaq for installation, the harddrive is ad4 or ad8. But in the > > system where I want to run it, the HP Omnibook, it is ad0. > > > > Now, when I start it back in the HP Omnibook, it says that swap > > is not configured correctly on ad8s-something. Which is true, it > > should look for it on ad0... I have only once been able till now > > to mount root. (And this is my basis for assuming that even 4.11 > > CAN potentially run.) I said as command ufs:/dev/ad0 when it > > asked me where to mount root from. This worked, however, e.g. > > ufs:/dev/ad0s1 did not work. I am thinking that I might have made > > a mistake, and should have said ad0s1a. > > > > Yet, the principal new problem persists: FreeBSD does not realize > > that it should now look at ad0 instead of ad4 or ad8. (However, > > in the booting process, it correctly "sees" ad0 as having 325 MB > > etc.) Is there a way to solve this? > > Probably the /etc/fstab is wrong and refers to the ad4 or ad8 > devices. The root should indeed typically be ufs:/dev/ad0s1a. > > Kris I'm a tad confused, as I thought we were talking about FBSD 2.x, which would've called your drive wd0, not ad0. But Kris is correct in that your fstab is wrong...your /boot/loader.conf probably has the wrong root device as well. -- Thanks, Josh Paetzel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"