missing ad0p2 device while GEOM sees GPT

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at xcllnt.net
Mon Oct 11 10:03:13 PDT 2004

On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 06:48:09PM +0200, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> Am Montag, 11. Oktober 2004 17:51 schrieb Marcel Moolenaar:
> > On Oct 11, 2004, at 2:01 AM, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I managed to get a GPT table onto my disk while beeing still able to
> > > boot.
> > > In verbose boot GEOM creates ad0p2 but no device is generated.
> >
> > The dmesg(8) below shows that da0p2c is created. Did you disklabel(8)
> > (or should I say bsdlabel(8) the GPT partition?
> No I didn't because I didn't know that I need a label inside a GPT partition.

You actually should not have a BSD label inside an UFS partition. The
reason I asked is because GEOM configured ad0p2c, which it normally

> But when I try it fails becaus there also is no /dev/ad0p at all.

Odd. I'll see if I can reproduce this. In the mean time, see if md(4)
exhibits the same behaviour.

> Btw, it's a i386 box, not ia64.

I know. :-)

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at xcllnt.net

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