Fwd: Re: Please help. Can't see HD

Francisco Reyes francisco at natserv.com
Sun Dec 28 20:05:07 PST 2003

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:27:01 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:

>This is likely your problem source!!!
>/dev/rad[n] is an alias of /dev/ad[n]; that is it refers to IDE drive n.
>(Historically they had somewhat different meanings but even then still
>refered to the same physical device -- the 'r' means raw)
>If n was 2 you have over written the beginning of ad2.

Well I guess the good news is that the HD is probably ok then.

In FAT I seem to recall there are two copies of the boot sector.
Does FreeBSD has anything like that?

If what I did trashed the first sectors would that have affected
all mount points?

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