I've just installed 4.8-RELEASE on an SMP system, making the newbie mistake of running CVSup, then building a new kernel to enable SMP without doing a ``make world'' first. The kernel make worked, and booted -- with the minor problem that ``ps'' and friends didn't work, and booting kernel.old paniced as well. I'm doing a ``make world'' on the new install now while back on my Linux desktop doing e-mail.
Be that as it may, when I booted the new kernel with an external firewire disk turned on, the new kernel detected the firewire disk before it did the SCSI on the adaptec controller, and naturally couldn't find a working system on it. The system would boot with the firewire drive off allowing me to determine that I had screwed up the build. My basic question is how does one control the order devices are scanned during the boot process? I would like to be sure that the system will come up after a power failure with no operator intervention if possible. Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 URL: http://www.celestial.com/ ``...I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an interpreter.'' -- Nick Petreley _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"