Hi all. A little over a month ago I posted the following:
> I just installed 4.9 on a 8 x 4.3GB SCSI disk AMI MegaRAID array (RAID 5, > 30GB). The card's a HP NetRAID (aka AMI/LSI Enterprise 1200 or Series > 428). I set up slices as I have previously with 30GB+ IDE drives: > > 1GB swap > 29GB / > > Fdisk, label and the rest of install went fine, but on reboot I get the > following error: > > Disk error 0x1 (lba=0x21fc09f) > No /boot/loader > >>> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT > Default: 0:ad(0,a)/kernel > boot: > > > If I hit enter, it spits out this error: > > > WARNING: loader(8) metadata is missing! > > > and starts the boot process. After finding all the devices, including the > RAID controller (amr0) and the logical drive (amrd0), it displays a > 'mountroot>' prompt. If I give it the logical drive slice a: > (ufs:/dev/amrd0s1a) it finishes the boot. Over the last few days I've added some new drives in RAID0 configuration and installed 4.10-RELEASE, and had the identical problem. I got around the problem by doing two things: 1. Created a /boot.config containing "0:da(0,a)/kernel" After doing this, the boot2 stopped complaining about a missing /boot/loader. 2. Built a new kernel and defined ROOTDEVNAME=\"ufs:amrd0s1a\" Now I'm no longer prompted to specify the root slice. So things are good. My machine boots w/out interaction. But I'm still perplexed as to why it didn't before. If boot2 can find /kernel, why can't it find /boot/loader? I copied /boot/loader to / and changed /boot.config to '0:da(0,a)/loader' and whaddya know? It now runs the BTX loader properly. So what's going on? Can anyone answer this stumper? Thanks again, Brad (CC me please, I'm not subbed) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"