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Re: NetBSD-current no longer boots after install
On Jan 16, 2010, at 8:44 AM, Andreas Gustafsson wrote:
> Steven Bellovin wrote:
>>> cannot mount root, error = 79
>>> root device (default wd0a):
>> That message generally means you didn't install the new modules.
> There is no "you". The installation was done by a fully automated,
> scripted invocation of sysinst by the misc/py-anita package, and the
> exact same procedure worked the previous day.
I'll amend my comment to use the passive voice: that message generally
indicates that the necessary kernel modules were not installed. I believe it
happens because ffs needs to be present to mount (the usual) /, and the kernel
can't find it.
I don't know why it should have worked earlier. Were the old and new versions
the same? Look at /stand/<arch> and see if there's a directory for the new
kernel version. See what the modification dates are on the working system. If
you're missing the directory on the non-working, can you copy it over from some
Then take all that info and send-pr it, I suspect...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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