Root Mounting Error



  • I'm a newbie on pfSense and want to set it up on a Shuttle PC. I have a SSD installed and using a LiveCD, read from a USB-optical drive.
    After booting default it ends in the error:

    Manual root filesystem specification:
     <fstype>: <device>Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:da0s1a
     ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">Abort manual input

    mountroot>

    –--

    mountroot> ?  "Gives:

    List of GEOM managed disk devices:
     ad0 da4

    Manual root filesystem specification:
     <fstype>: <device>Mount <device>using filesystem <fstype>eg. ufs:da0s1a
     ?                  List valid disk boot devices
      <empty line="">Abort manual input


    I'm new to this and I'm sure I'm missing something but I have tried follow other peoples solution on here hitting similar problems, but with no results. Most other posts seem to resolve issue after typing something like "ufs:/dev/ad0s1a"
    I have tried that, and ufs:/dev/ad0, ufs:/dev/da4 , ufs:/dad0, ufs:/da4- same result
    Tried follow this since I'm using a USB-DVD-reader to read the LiveCD off of, but didn't help either:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_Troubleshooting#Booting_from_USB

    I'm sorry for my "way too basic" understanding of this, but any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
    Trying to learn.</empty></fstype></device></device></fstype></empty></fstype></device></device></fstype>



  • Before the mountroot> prompt there should have been a report like```
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

    What was on reported on your system?
    
    **ad0** is a IDE or SATA drive, **da4** is a SCSI or USB drive. I suspect you might need to type something like **ufs:da4s1a** (the s1 means FreeBSD Slice [DOS Partition] 1, FreeBSD Partition a; a FreeBSD slice can contain a number of FreeBSD partitions each named by a letter).


  • @wallabybob:

    Before the mountroot> prompt there should have been a report like```
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

    What was on reported on your system?
    
    **ad0** is a IDE or SATA drive, **da4** is a SCSI or USB drive. I suspect you might need to type something like **ufs:da4s1a** (the s1 means FreeBSD Slice [DOS Partition] 1, FreeBSD Partition a; a FreeBSD slice can contain a number of FreeBSD partitions each named by a letter).
    

    Thanks for the reply!
    Fixed it though! Or, not quite.. The report said just that:```
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

    
    Now I'm stuck on VLAN setup…know of a good tutorial on this subject? :)


  • Glad you got it working.

    @CGTroll:

    Now I'm stuck on VLAN setup.

    I suggest you start a new topic for that and give a lot more detail.

    @CGTroll:

    know of a good tutorial on this subject? :)

    I have found Wikipedia is often a good place to start looking for more information about a particular topic. You could also look at the pfSense documentation pages at http://doc.pfsensense.org for more specific pfSense information.



  • @wallabybob:

    Glad you got it working.

    @CGTroll:

    Now I'm stuck on VLAN setup.

    I suggest you start a new topic for that and give a lot more detail.

    @CGTroll:

    know of a good tutorial on this subject? :)

    I have found Wikipedia is often a good place to start looking for more information about a particular topic. You could also look at the pfSense documentation pages at http://doc.pfsensense.org for more specific pfSense information.

    Will do! Thanks! :)


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