[PC-BSD Testing] Fwd: PCBSD Mounting Error

Brodey Dover pcfxer at rogers.com
Wed Nov 5 20:49:09 PST 2008


Kris Moore wrote:
> Florian Stinglmayr wrote:
>   
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Andreas Faltermeier <faltermeier at mwlaser.de>
>> Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:34 AM
>> Subject: PCBSD Mounting Error
>> To: fstinglmayr at gmail.com
>>
>>
>> Dear Mr. Stinglmayr,
>>
>>
>>
>> Yesterday I tried to install PCBSD from my DVD Rom Device (I burned
>> the DVD Image on a DVD earlier).
>>
>> In order to start the installation I hit key "1" on my keyboard (there
>> was this menu with 9 options, but the documentation suggests to choose
>> option "1" for laymen like me. After a few seconds i got the following
>> error msg:
>>
>>
>>
>> Trying to mount root from nfs:/dev/mdo
>>
>> ls:/dev/da*: No such file or directory
>>
>> Error mounting install image!!!
>>
>>
>>
>> I got a asus p5q motherboard with an intel e8500 cpu and my graphics
>> card is a radaeon 4870. On my first partition (25gb of 1000gb) I
>> installed XP prior to BSD. The next partition was not formatted yet!
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you for your help!
>>
>>
>>
>> Wahrscheinlich hätte ich auch auf Deutsch schreiben können oder?
>>
>>
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Andi Faltermeier
>> _______________________________________________
>>     
>
>
> I've put up a small guide to help us debug this issue, but most likely 
> its because FreeBSD is missing the drivers to access your DVD / CD 
> drive. (I.E, no /dev/acd* or /dev/cd* device is available) Please take a 
> look at this forum post, and let me know what you find.
>
> http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?p=76966&sid=c3be56b3df3bd59c8b287154106eed18#p76966
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>   
I know you tried on DVD, but have you tried installing from USB key? 
Also, is your drive SATA?

Regards,
Brodey


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