bsdlabel does not create geli slices ie; /dev/ad4s1.elia

Cem Kayali cemkayali at
Sat Sep 6 21:48:55 UTC 2008

Well, could this be because i partitioned ad4 hard disk by gparted? Disk 
has other OSs on other partitions... Very strange, i couldn't find any 
helpfull information about this on the net --- nor similar problem. 
Maybe i should try a latest snaphot instead of FreeBSD 7 release.


Wojciech Puchar, 09/06/08 19:27:
>> Hello!
>> After initializing geli and attach geli enabled partition, i would 
>> like to create freebsd slices. Once i try 'bsdlabel -w 
>> /dev/ad4s1.eli' and then 'bsdlabel -e /dev/ad4s1.eli', this does not 
>> create ie; /dev/ad4s1.elia and i can not run newfs in success: 'Could 
>> not find special device'.
>> Thanks if someone has advise about this.
> no idea. i have partitioned geli devices and i partitioned it just as 
> you said (bsdlabel -w and -e), just i don't use fdisk but it shouldn't 
> matter
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