DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-01
Re: kernel can't find boot device ad
I successfully installed Dragonfly on my laptop and compiled a new
kernel. However, when booting the new kernel panics: can't find boot
device 'ad' (root is on /dev/ad0s1a). There is no 'ad' in the list of
devices recognized by kernel. ata0 appears in the boot messages
though. The nata devices are all present in my kernel config file,
precisely as in GENERIC. What might be wrong?
'my laptop' is a bit too generic to go anywhere w/r troubleshooting
Can you boot from the original install media, see what it recognized for
the ATA controller and attached device(s) - then do the same with the
one with the new kernel - at least as much as you can see.
I'd say you compiled w/o a needed driver except that it sounds as if you
aren't even getting to where the boot loader can *find* that kernel and
What did you change for your new kernel?