Trying to recover data from FreeBSD 4.11 system

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Feb 14 22:49:56 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 03:55:42PM -0500, Joe Demeny wrote:

> Actually, I can now mount my old 4.x boot drive cleanly when I hook up this 
> drive in a 6.2 machine.
> However, I think I need to get the old boot drive to be able to boot, so I 
> could then get to my other old drives, which are Vinum RAID-1.
> I don't know if and how could I mount 4.x Vinum partitions under 6.2...

Have you tried gvinum(8)? Try loading geom_vinum.ko and see if any
devices appear in /dev/gvinum. IIRC, the on-disk metadata hasn't changed
between vinum and gvinum.

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