Where did my partitions go?

Joshua Oreman oremanj at webserver.get-linux.org
Wed Jun 25 10:38:30 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:14:51PM -0400 or thereabouts, Brian McCann seemed to write:
> Ok...I'm having a small panic.  I have a server that I just got a 180GB
> IDE HD for....but the controller cards I have don't support drives over
> 137GB, so I had to use the one Western Digital gave me.  Once I added
> that in, in threw off my drive assignments.  Here are the setups BEFORE
> the upgrade:
> Onboard IDE Pri/Sec Controller
> Onboard HPT Raid Pri/Sec Controller
> And after, I added a PCI Promise TX2.  My problem is, the Promise
> controller starts up before the HPT controller does.  So, what used to
> be ad4-6, is now ad8-10, and the new drive is ad4.  I thought this would
> not be a big deal and I would just have to shift the assignments in
> FSTAB and I'd be all set.  BUT, when I try mounting any of the old
> partitions that got "reassigned", I get "mount: /dev/ad8s1e: No such
> file or directory".  And when I run the Label part of sysinstall, it
> doesn't even show any partitions on there!  I'm sure there's a simple
> solution to this...but can someone PLEASE help me???

I'll assume you're running 4.x?
# cd /dev
# sh MAKEDEV ad4s1 ad5s1 ad6s1 ad7s1 ad8s1 ad9s1 ad10s1

-- Josh

> Many thanks,
> --Brian
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