can't mount root from dell x300 mediabase usb cd drive using latest iso

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Fri Jan 21 17:38:07 PST 2005

:I was able to boot from the cd drive in my Dell X300 MediaBase, but after
:the initial boot, it wasn't able to mount root from the cd, probably
:because it's a usb cd drive.  Any suggestions for the appropriate argument
:to mountroot> ?  Thanks.
:Bob Bagwill

    The USB CD is probably attaching as umass storage through the SCSI
    driver.  Try da0, da1, da8, or da9.

    This is assuming that it is attaching at all.  You should be able to
    see what it is attaching as in the console output before it gives up
    the ghost.  You can use scroll lock and cursor up to scroll the console 
    output backwards.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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