How do I mount slices with no dev entry from fixit floppy?
jcm at FreeBSD-uk.eu.org
Tue Sep 21 11:38:20 PDT 2004
On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 02:23:17PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
: Do you mean that ad0s1 is not in /dev? That would be the slice.
: Or do you mean no ad0s1g - which would be the partition inside the slice?
It's the partition that I mean, then.
: Also, careful of your use of the word mounted. Nothing should
: be mounted on /dev/ad0s1g or there would be problems. But
: what you want is the partition at /dev/ad0s1g and you want to
: mount that on some mount point such as /mnt or maybe /oldusr if
: you can make that dir.
Oops, that's what I meant. I need to mount /dev/ad0s1g to /mnt or whatever
mountpoint I will use.
: How sure are you that your old /usr was in partition /dev/ad0s1g?
: Is it possible you are looking in the wrong place?
That's what I see when I 'cat /mnt/etc/fstab' with my old drive / mounted on
: I have not had to use the fixit disks so I am not sure of what all
: is included, but I would be surprised if there is no MAKEDEV script
: if it is for FreeBSD 4.xxx or older version. In 4.xxx and earlier,
: the MAKEDEV script is in /dev. You need to cd to /dev and then
: run './MAKEDEV ad0'. NOTE, the './' is necessary because MAKEDEV
: will not be in your path.
I'll look again, but I only saw a few devices listed, and no script.
: Try doing
: cd /
: mount /dev/ad0s1g /mnt
: cd /mnt
I'll try tonight, but I think it complains that ad0s1g doesn't exist.
My other computer is your Windows box.
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