problems using gmirror
fsb at thefsb.org
Tue Oct 10 15:17:25 PDT 2006
i've been trying to use the procedure described at
i followed it to the letter. i'm using the install cd from from
the freebsd 6.1-release iso.
my primary disk is on sata-0 which is /dev/ad4 on my dell poweredge
in the label editor i used the "auto defauts" giving 5 slices for
/ swap /tmp /var /usr.
everything goes according to plan for page 1 of that article. but
the machine does not reboot. it fails while:
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/mirror/gm0s1a
because that device doesn't exist. the computer hangs at the
mountroot> prompt because of the keboard bug in 6.1-release. when
i reboot in safe mode and enter ? to list geom managed disk
devices i see only mirror mirror/gm0s1c mirror/gm0s1 mirror/gm0
and all the ad4 devices. in other words: mirror/gm0s1a and the
other three slices are not listed in /dev/mirror.
i've been through the install process about 5 times now carefully
checking everything and i can see from ls /dev/mirror that the
gmirror label -v -b round-robin gm0 /dev/ad4
generates only the /dev/mirror/gm0s1c in /dev/mirrior, the other
four slices are not there.
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