Migrate harddisk with FreeBSD into new machine
montiburns at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 14 19:04:17 UTC 2008
Derek Ragona schrieb:
> At 01:26 PM 8/14/2008, C.M. Burns wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I have a problem. A faulty machine was running freeBSD with a two
>> harddisk software raid.
>> 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.
maybe there is a way to use the "loader prompt" to manually load the
module? it is a buslogic bt948 controller.
i would rather not compile a new kernel :)
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