Fw: Re: Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev !
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Mon May 11 06:51:01 UTC 2009
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--- On Mon, 5/11/09, James Phillips <anti_spam256 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
From: James Phillips <anti_spam256 at yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev !
To: "Saifi Khan" <saifi.khan at twincling.org>
Received: Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:20 AM
--- On Mon, 5/11/09, Saifi Khan
<saifi.khan at twincling.org> wrote:
> From: Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org>
> Subject: Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in
> To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org, "FreeBSD
Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Received: Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:45 AM
> Hi all:
> Issue faced
> Installer on 'Commit' step shows
> Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev!
> The creation of filesystems will be aborted.
I am missing some context, but for me ad4 refers to the
first drive on an add-on card. (ad0,1 -> Primary IDE
controller, ad2,3 -> Secondary IDE controller)
(Rule out the situation described in:
2.6.1 BIOS Drive Numbering)
Your hardware in newer than mine: you have only one PATA
port and 2 SATA ports. While having your drive labeled as
ad4 strikes me as weird, I don't have enough BSD
experience to know if it is a symptom of a problem or not.
(I know my drive is on ad4 because the on-board controllers
are slower than my add-on card. After a BIOS update booting
is no problem. (I initially tried to forcibly disable the
on-board controller: now, I ignore it.))
Do you think you may have come across an installer bug?
If so, I suspect we will need more information about
exactly what you were trying to do.
> Intel Celeron M 1.6 GHz
> Intel 945GM board
Mobile chipset apparently.
> 2GB DDR2
> 160GB SATA Seagate HDD
<SNIPPED Version 7.1 works, 8.0 does not>
> Any pointers or workarounds ?
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