Fix It CD, bsdlabel, and /dev?
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Jul 3 20:16:02 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 10:04:06PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 12:05:13 -0700, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> > Next I used bsdlabel
> > and created 500M a: partitions on two of the drives (ad6 & ad8).
> There is no colon after the partition letter. The colon
> is used to refer (or change) to the 1st DOS diskette drive. :-)
> > 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?
> If you have /dev/ada, it indicates that you haven't created a
> slice on those disks, instead you created one partition (a) on
> each of the disks.
> If you are a lazy guy (as I am), then use sysinstall to create the
> slices and the partition. Choose "standard MBR" after the slice
> editor and go ahead with the partition editor.
why not give gpart(8) a go?
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