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Re: recent kernels can't identify root filesystem type

On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 09:51:41AM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 05:40:40PM +1100, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> > > All of the kernels I've built in the past 4-5 days fail to
> > > mount root properly after booting.  [..]
> > >
> > > Anyone else seeing similar?
> Nobody seems to be piping up with similar reports.  I assume the
> problem is not particularly general; something specific to
> MULTIBOOT via grub at least, or more specific to me somehow.  So,
> no great urgency :)

Actually I'm probably seeing this. I've just been trying out -current 
on a Dell OptiPlex 760.  I did an install of 4.99.73 (because I had a 
CD handy) using the standard NetBSD boot loader and all was fine. 
Then I grabbed the kern-GENERIC.tgz and base.tgz from and 
copied /stand/i386/5.99.3 /boot and /netbsd onto the system and 
rebooted and hit the problem of it not mounting root.  Grabbing the 
GENERIC kernel from the 200811200002Z snapshot (still monolithic) 
boots fine.

I think this machine would have had an NTFS filesystem on the disk 
prior to my installing 4.99.73 on it.


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