Strange fdisk behavior on 5.4-STABLE
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Fri Jun 17 20:10:34 GMT 2005
> I have a hard drive in my laptop with a 30GB FreeBSD partition and a
> few gigabytes of unused space (40GB hard drive).
> I wanted to make another FreeBSD partition but when I run fdisk I get
> this following error:
> fdisk: cannot open disk /dev/ad0: No such file or directory
> /dev/ad0 does exist and fdisk has no problem printing the partition table,
> but when run with -u it pretends
> the disk doesn't exist.
Well, are you trying to make fdisk write to the slice table of
a drive that you have mounted - the one with ad0s1 on it which is
probably where you are booted? That isn't allowed.
Try it from a fixit disk boot. That is disk 1 in the 5.xxx ISO set.
> I had no problems partitioning a USB flash drive.
> Any suggestions?
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