slice weirdness

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Mon Aug 9 02:36:56 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 04:19:01AM -0400, Allan Fields wrote:
> Something to try: once in a kernel, try either not using devfs or
> manually creating device nodes and see if you can make it work with
> ad1s2.

Will do tomorrow.

> > > i.e. if you were to go the sysinstall route and do a fresh install
> > > on ad1, exhibit same behaviour?
> > 
> > Yes, it does. I didn't use sysinstall but 'make installworld' but either
> > doing fdisk / disklabel by hand or by doing it using sysinstall, both
> > methods stop at the same 'cannot find root' prompt when booting off the
> > slice. A reboot into the old install later and my device entry is gone
> > again.
> You mean you can't see the new ad1s2 slice from a kernel booted off
> ad0 either?  Which would be consistent to the problem.

Exactly, but as far as I can determine it only disappears if I boot from the
new slice (which is why I suspect geometry bugs; I guess something in the
bootblocks/loader is writing something to the disk which foobar's the new

> Try:
> sysctl -b kern.geom.confxml

Great, will try tomorrow (machine's at home and I won't be until late tonight).


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