Disk devices changed after upgrade to current
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Sun Jul 12 16:24:05 UTC 2009
On Saturday 11 July 2009 06:41:26 Matt Smith wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 18:23:18 +0400, Kamigishi Rei <spambox at haruhiism.net>
> > If you check June'09 archives, you'll find out that there already was a
> > question about this, coming from a person with FreeBSD installed on a
> > dangerously dedicated disk.
> > Are you sure you aren't using a DDD (a drive that has no DOS/GPT
> > partition tables, just the bsdlabel)?
> Ahhh. I have just found the thread you are referring to in the archives.
> That explains it I think. I do indeed have a dangerously dedicated disk
> because I only run the one O/S on it and never need it to be compatible
> with anything else. So it looks like 7.x did things wrongly and now in 8
> it's working as designed.
I do think this is worth mentioning in UPDATING, perhaps with the advice
("strongly recommended") to label partitions before upgrading so that one is
not depending on device naming conventions in the first place.
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