fdisk from fixit CD: geom not found

NetOpsCenter noc at hdk5.net
Sun Feb 17 20:07:19 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> Boot install CD and choose Fixit
> get live CD, it's better for this.
>> fdisk -BI
>> extract saved disklabel from tape and install with bsdlabel
>> Initialise filesystems using stored output of dumpfs -m (from tape)
>> Restore filesystems from tape
> good you have such i plan. this is rare case today;)
>> I'm tripping up on the first step, which although it appears to 
>> create the
> you forgot to bsdlabel -B ad0a (or da0s1a whatever you have) after 
> restore
>> slice, throws a ``Geom not found'' message - which is potentially 
>> worrying to
>> someone blindly following a recovery script.
> no idea, i don't use slices (just disklabel)
> maybe kernel module not loaded?
> is slice actually created?
> as far as i remember i've got this message with bsdlabel -B, but i 
> ignored it as everything worked fine.
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I get that response with many of the large hard drives I install. I dont 
think it means anything because once you just carry on FreeBSD doesn't 
seem to care. I think somebody posted that it was either bios or drive 
size related at one time.

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