Migrate harddisk with FreeBSD into new machine
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Aug 14 18:58:11 UTC 2008
At 01:26 PM 8/14/2008, C.M. Burns wrote:
>I have a problem. A faulty machine was running freeBSD with a two harddisk
>now these two disks should be put into a new machine, but of course it
>won't boot because it is new hardware.
>Kernel just reports: cannot mount root device from /dev/mirror/gm0s1a (or
>sth like this).
>question is now, how can i add the correct driver into the initial ramdisk
>(if there is such a thing on bsd) so the machine finds the two drives?
>second question: how can i afterwards remove the software mirror and only
>use one harddisk from that moment on?
>any help is very welcom, as i have no idea about bsd. i am a linux guy ;)
What I would do, is install FreeBSD onto a new separate hard disk. Disks
are cheap. Once you get the boot disk installed you can create a custom
kernel if necessary to support the RAID.
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