Fix It CD, bsdlabel, and /dev?

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Fri Jul 3 19:05:28 UTC 2009

Sorry for the poor subject.  Thanks for reading.

I'm using this page as a guide but am at the console so I'm just using 
the Fix It CD:

I'm attempting to install FBSD 7.2 64bit  on a fresh machine.  The 
machine has 3 500G drives and 1 750G drive.  I'm trying to mirror root 
with gmirror.  Following the examples, I've used fdisk to create one 
slice for each drive that uses the entire disk.  Next I used bsdlabel 
and created 500M a: partitions on two of the drives (ad6 & ad8).  
However /dev/ad6s1a and /dev/ad8s1a do not exist. I do have entries such 
as /dev/ad6a and/dev/ad8a but gmirror doesn't like those. What must I do 
the get them to show after I've labeled?



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