I'm a FreeBSD 5.3 user as well as a Gentoo Linux user.
In Gentoo linux, you only have to create 3 partitions:
In FreeBSD, you seem to have to create many more:
In particular, it seems that /boot MUST be on the same
partition as /. This stinks, as now you have to create
separate partitions for /usr and /var, which wastes space.
I tried to make /boot it's own partition, and I succeeded,
to a certain extent. I actually made /boot/boot, because
the FreeBSD 5.3 boot manager wants to look under the /boot
directory for "loader". If /boot is it's own partition, then
you need a /boot/boot/loader.
Anyway, that worked. The kernel boots now, but it prompts
me at the beginning of the rc process for the root device.
I give it:
Which is my / partition, and it boots successfully.
Is it possible to automate this process so that the loader
knows to use ad1s1d as my root device?
Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
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