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November 23, 2005

AP and boot disks

Q: I have set up AP as per the normal configuration but I keep getting errors when I try to reboot. I even put a rootdev line in /etc/system but then the next reboot crashed completely.

A: The most likely solution is that you forgot to run apboot on your boot disk. Running apboot would have updated the kernel with a whole bunch of other key lines:
* Begin AP root info (do not edit)
forceload: drv/ssd
forceload: drv/sf
forceload: drv/socal
forceload: drv/sbus
forceload: drv/ap_dmd
forceload: drv/ap
forceload: drv/pseudo
rootdev: /pseudo/ap_dmd@0:8,blk
* End AP root info (do not edit)

Without those lines, the kernel cannot mount the root filesystem....

Thanks to AD, DG, JT, TH for solving this one.

Posted by Ozguru at November 23, 2005 06:00 AM