"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > I have the problem with NetBSD finding its root when installed > to USB stick, or other device where the root device number/name > could vary. This plays havoc with booting. > > How do I overcome this problem in NetBSD 6.x and 5.x, or am I > limited to HEAD and GPT, using "NAME="? Though I don't really > want to keep up with NetBSD releng-5 on my modern hardware. > > If I go to boot prompt and enter > boot netbsd -a > boot is likely to hang at root-device prompt, requiring Reset button. > > Maybe I need to stick with NetBSD-current and GPT? This was addressed in one of GCI projects. Because Google Melange is broken, GCI results are not available even to me. I attach what I can find on my storage. It may be draft, not even the latest one, but it contains the answer.
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