DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: Cannot mount / when booting from disk
:Francois Tigeot wrote:
:> I have recently tried to install Dragonfly-1.6 on a SATA based machine
:> (Asus A8V-E-SE, VIA 8237 chipset, 74 GB Raptor). Everything went fine
:> during the installation.
:> When booting from the hard disk, the kernel is unable to mount /
:> Here are the most important error messages (recopied by hand, they may not
:> be completely accurate) :
:> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a
:> ad4: cannot find label (no disk label)
:> ad4s1: cannot find label (no disk label)
:> Root mount failed: 22
:Is your kernel recognizing the SATA controller (dmesg)? Are you
:using the same kernel on the hard disk as on the CD?
The most common problem is with BIOSes which try to automatically
recognize the operating system and then put the disk in a weird mode
that prevents the OS from being able to access the disk.
Go into your BIOS config and push into the hard drive config. See
if you can select the access mode for the hard drive. e.g. 'auto',
'large', 'lba', or 'cha'. Try putting it in 'large' mode (if it has
that selection), else 'lba' mode.