issues adding a disk

Dave dmehler26 at
Thu Apr 12 10:19:57 UTC 2007

    I'm following the handbook section to add a disk to a FreeBSD 
6.2 system. I've got the disk plugged in and it shows up as /dev/ad6 so i 

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad6 bs=1k count=1

That worked fine. My problem came with fdisk. I used:

fdisk -BI ad6

and i got the message:

Invalid partition table
geom not found.

If i do:

fdisk ad6

i get a summary of the current disk partitions on ad6, all empty as this is 
a new disk.

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