usb external hd question

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Tue Feb 26 19:51:45 UTC 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 12:58 PM, Miguel Giral wrote:

> Hi
> I bought an external usb hd but i can just get FreeBSD (both 6.2 and 7)
> to recognice it if the drive is switched on and plugged in during 
> system
> boot up. Case in which i get the drive detected with both partitions i
> made in it. (da0 da0s1 da0s2)
> If i switch it on in an already running system, only an empty usb 
> device
> is created (da0). Anything i could do for FreeBSD to detect both
> partitions if i switch the drive on in a already booted up system?

I don't know what's the proper method, but running `/etc/rc.d/devfs 
restart` seems to work for me for similar issues.

> also, a side question. When attaching a geli provider, i get this:
> GEOM_ELI: Device ad4s3.eli created.
> GEOM_ELI: Encryption: Blowfish-CBC 256
> GEOM_ELI:     Crypto: software
> WARNING: Expected rawoffset 14548865, found 14548865
> i've been getting it since i edited the label of ad4s3.eli
> I don't really know if it's a bad thing to get that warning, since both
> numbers are the same. just wondering.
> Thank you,
> -M
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