I run into the same problem: I've installed FreeBSD 4.9 on a ide0:0 (primary IDE, master hd) then ported the hard disk on a second PC and installed as ide1:0 (secondary IDE, master hd).
When booting the kernel start probing devices but halts when it try to mount the root file system with the following message: mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a root mount failed: 6 At the prompt I've tried with ufs:/dev/ad2s1a but it does not work. The problem is that the kernel (in some way that I do not know) is instructed to load /dev/ad0s1a as root file system (yes at this stage the config file /etc/fstab is not involved yet, becouse it is no available until the root file system will be mounted). The solution is to instruct the kernel with the right device: ad2s1a seems to be wrong... I'm working on it... Bye Roberto _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"