On July 7, 2003 01:57 pm, Dustin Puryear wrote:
> I have a test server that is being used to test a 4.4-REL to
> 4.8-STABLE upgrade, and I've found the system will no longer boot
> unless I load a saved 4.4-REL kernel. The error I get is along the
> lines of:

> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a
> Root mount failed: 16

> Per /usr/src/UPDATING there was a change in the ATA drive at 4.5-REL,
> but it mentioned running mergemaster to create the new devices, and
> according to /usr/src/Makefile I shouldn't do that until I get past
> the current stage (which is where I am stuck):

> (/usr/src/Makefile comments)
> 1. cd /usr/src
> 2. make buildworld
> 3. make buildkernel
> 4. make installkernel
> 5. reboot
> 6. mergemaster -p

There's your problem.  You should run "mergemaster -p" as step 2.  The 
-p means "Pre-buildworld".

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