I admin, but do not own, a box that was needed for another task.
Someone copied the contents of the scsi drives to ide drives,
which were placed in a new machine.
When booting on the new machine, the root device is not found
since the boot sequence is looking for the scsi drives. From the
mount root prompt, I can point the boot to /dev/ad0s1 and the boot
proceeds in single user mode. None of the devices
/dev/ad0s1a,c,e,f are made so I cannot mount /usr and /var, but
disklabel shows the partitions as existing. When I try to
MAKEDEV, it fails because the file system is read only.
If I try to remount / on /dev/ad0s1 with mount -u, I get the
/dev/ad0s1 on / :specified device does not match mounted device
however, mount shows / is mounted on /dev/ad0s1
If I try with /dev/ad0s1a, mount returns file does not exist.
Albert Kinderman Department of Management Science
California State University, Northridge