bsdlabel does not create geli slices ie; /dev/ad4s1.elia - fix
cemkayali at eticaret.com.tr
Sun Sep 7 01:28:23 UTC 2008
OK, i think i found the problem:
I have attached a usb-memory disk and tried to same steps, i got same
error: 'bsdlabel -w /dev/da0s1.eli', 'bsdlabel -e /dev/da0s1.eli', and
'newfs /dev/da0s1.elia': 'Could not find special device'.
Then, i deleted all partitions, and created single partition and
labelled it as FreeBSD partition => 165. Then i followed same steps and
i did see '/dev/da0s1.elia' device node in /dev.
In short, the partition should be labblled as FreeBSD (165). I don't
know why this is must.
Wojciech Puchar, 09/07/08 01:41:
> did you check that after bsdlabel -e partitions are actually updated?
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2008, Cem Kayali wrote:
>> Well, could this be because i partitioned ad4 hard disk by gparted?
>> Disk has other OSs on other partitions... Very strange, i couldn't
>> find any helpfull information about this on the net --- nor similar
>> problem. Maybe i should try a latest snaphot instead of FreeBSD 7
>> Wojciech Puchar, 09/06/08 19:27:
>>>> After initializing geli and attach geli enabled partition, i would
>>>> like to create freebsd slices. Once i try 'bsdlabel -w
>>>> /dev/ad4s1.eli' and then 'bsdlabel -e /dev/ad4s1.eli', this does
>>>> not create ie; /dev/ad4s1.elia and i can not run newfs in success:
>>>> 'Could not find special device'.
>>>> Thanks if someone has advise about this.
>>> no idea. i have partitioned geli devices and i partitioned it just
>>> as you said (bsdlabel -w and -e), just i don't use fdisk but it
>>> shouldn't matter
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