Well I got the server up and running on the old kernel.  I redid the
buildworld and buildkernel.  I've held off for now on doing installworld and
installkernel until I get a better understanding of what caused me to go
into mountroot.  I use the "Escape to loader prompt" prompt to load the old
kernel.

Does anyone know what causes one to load into a mountroot prompt?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian A. Seklecki [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:52 AM
> To: Mark Stout
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED];
> freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Upgrading to 6.2-RELEASE from 6.2-STABLE
>
>
> entering:
>
> mountroot> ufs:da0s1a
>
> ...doesn't work
>
> What does "?" command list.
>
> ~BAS
>
> On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 19:37 -0700, Mark Stout wrote:
> > I couldn't load da0s1a even though /dev/da0s1a is my root
> drive.  Manually load my old kernel from the prompt worked.
> >
> > I believe the mountroot is during the boot load.  I'm not
> anywhere near being able to do anything.
> >
> > I have no idea what the problem is.
> >
> >  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >
> > no idea, but maybe:
> >     boot /boot/kernel/kernel
> > or
> >     boot /boot/kernel.old/kernel
> >
> > What is 'mountroot' - is that the boot loader or the kernel/system
> > giving you that?
> >
> > try mounting your root drive!
> >
> > do a `df -k`, anything already mounted?
> >
> > oh!  or try:
> >     fsck
> >
> > did it ask you to login?
> >
> >
> > Mark Stout wrote:
> > > I followed all the steps in the handbook as well as UPDATED
> and after a installworld and mergemaster its booting into
> 'mountroot>' and nothing I type mounts.  This is a production
> machine so I'm in dire need of assistence.
> > >
> > >  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > > On 11/06/07, Mark Stout <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>> Following the tasks in Rebuilding "world" in the handbook
> > >>>
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworl
> d.html I removed the
> > >>> /usr/obj directory and did a buildworld.  When tryinmg to
> compile the kernel its failing on
> > >>> unknown option "MD5".  Commenting that out it fails on the
> line above MD5,  options LKM.
> > >>>  What's happening here?  These two options papear in the
> LINT file.  I can't find anything
> > >>> that explains why this would happen.
> > >>>
> > >> A follow-up to my last email.  I copied GENERIC to RADIUS2 and
> > >> symlinked to /root/kernel.  Then added the various LINT options.
> > >>
> > >> I started commenting out what is failing when I try to compile a new
> > >> kernel.  All are from the LINT file.  Is MD5 a default that does not
> > >> need to be specifically added?  What about ICMP_BANDLIM?  And
> > >> support for IDE drives. Are these already handed elsewhere
> in GENERIC?
> > >>
> > >> # These all failed as unknown options:
> > >> unknown option "MD5"
> > >> unknown option "LKM"
> > >> unknown option "CD9660_ROOTDELAY"
> > >> unknown option "NSWAPDEV"
> > >> unknown option "TCP_COMPAT_42"
> > >> unknown option "ICMP_BANDLIM"  (found in Handbook in Chapter
> 14 Securing FreeBSD)
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> # Do not understand why these are fialing
> > >> config: Error: device "acd0" is unknown
> > >> config: Error: device "wfd0" is unknown
> > >> config: Error: device "wst0" is unknown
> > >>
> > >> # This failed as a syntax error
> > >> controller      wdc0    at isa? port "IO_WD1" bio irq 14
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > Most of the above looks like old, deprecated
> > > stuff from 5.x and earlier (the "controller wdc0"
> > > line reminds me of 3.x or maybe NetBSD).
> > >
> > > IDE drive support is all handled by ata(4), all
> > > you should need for those in your kernel config
> > > is:
> > > device          ata
> > > device          atadisk
> > > device          atapicd
> > > (and obviously:)
> > > device eisa
> > > device pci
> > > Which are already part of GENERIC.
> > >
> > > /usr/src/sys/<arch>/conf/LINT doesn't exist in 6.x.
> > > Try looking at /usr/src/sys/<arch>/conf/NOTES
> > > and /usr/src/sys/conf/NOTES for knobs to twist
> > > and buttons to push.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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