Vinum Bootstrap Help

David Kelly dkelly at
Sat Jul 23 01:52:42 GMT 2005

On Jul 22, 2005, at 5:51 PM, Ben Craig wrote:

> However, it appears that the vinum config isn't being saved, as  
> rebooting
> the machine can't find the vinum root partition, and after manually  
> booting
> to the pre-vinum root (ufs:ad0s1a) running vinum > list shows no  
> volume
> information.

Wasn't trying to boot root but had same problem. Changed  
start_cmd="gvinum start" (note the "g") in /etc/rc.d/vinum (note the  
filename was not renamed) and suitably edit /etc/fstab and have had  
no problem since.

Or apparently rather than use "start_vinum=YES" in /etc/rc.conf and  
changing /etc/rc.d/vinum, placing geom_vinum_load="YES" in /boot/ 
loader.conf does the trick.

gvinum is said not to have all the features of vinum, but if vinum  
won't start on boot then it isn't of much good. gvinum has enough  
features for me to work.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list