Subject: Re: cant mount root
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/1997 12:59:06
From: The Lord Bhaal <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 10:45:53 +1000
A few problems whilst installing NetBSD on my Amiga..
When I was using xstreamtodev to copy the miniroot file system, it
got as far as saying 24% done and stopped it didnt give any
errors, is the okey ?
Yes. Thats 24% of the destination, not 24% of the source file.
Next when I ran loadbsd with the -I ff -b netbsd after entering the
drive with my swap on it, it said it couldnt mount root... Ummmm,
what have I done wrong?
When it asked you for the root partition, you didn't tell it the right
one. As you didn't provide any details, I can't tell what you did, but
common errors are:
- not type in the asterisk (e.g. sd0* for the swap partition on the sd0 disk)
- confusing the virtual scsi disk unit numbers in the "sd0*" notation with
SCSI target numbers on a particular disk. E.g., if you have an IDE
disk, it will (normally) appear as sd0, and your first SCSI disk
will be sd1. I suggest you check the startup messages to make sure
you used the right number.