fsck not recognizing vinum filesystem type
nate at root.org
Tue Dec 9 11:13:29 PST 2003
On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, DAVID THOMPSON wrote:
> I am a relatively new FreeBSD user and I have never posted a request
> for help before so I hope I am doing this right and not plugging up the
> board with irrelevant and out of context questions. My apologies if I
> am. Here is my problem:
Welcome to the club!
> I have vinum installed on my FreeBSD 5.1-Release box. Vinum starts and
> runs fine, but I can't fsck any of the volumes because it says...
> "fsck: Could not determine filesystem type."
> If I do a fsck -T ufs /dev/vinum/??? it will work fine, but it's when I
> don't explicity tell fsck what the filesystem type is that I get this
You probably didn't disklabel the disk. Do a "man disklabel". In
particular, you should do:
disklabel -w /dev/vinum/??? auto
Edit the disklabel:
disklabel -e /dev/vinum/???
Note that you can potentially trash the system with all this, so please
read the section in the handbook on setting up vinum and/or disklabels
before doing this on a production system. In fact, test on a scratch disk
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