malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Fri May 21 08:44:54 PDT 2004
On Friday 21 May 2004 22:26, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 07:36:11AM -0500, Jason Dusek wrote:
> > I am trying to put a new disk on my system. I read the description of
> > the process in FreeBSD Unleashed and apparently I misunderstood it,
> > because I ended up installing a boot manager on the new disk. Now I can
> > not mount it - I get error messages like:
> Presence of absence of a boot manager on the drive should make any
> difference at all once the system is up and running.
> > # mount /dev/ad1e /mnt/backup
> > operation not permitted
> /dev/ad1e is a very odd device name to be using. As far as I remember
> that's a backwards compatability thing from changes that were made
> somewhere around the FreeBSD-3.x timeframe. You probably want
Yes, but at least upto FreeBSD-4.9 /dev/ad1e is understood and likely to be
present. I believe it is the e-partition on the first BSD slice on the disk
whatever slice that might be.
The error message is not the one usually reported for a non-existant
device; but when the operator has insufficient privilege.
For the OP you (normally) need to be root to mount disks.
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