Fix It CD, bsdlabel, and /dev?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri Jul 3 21:08:01 UTC 2009

>> 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/ad[68]a, it indicates that you haven't created a
> slice on those disks, instead you created one partition (a) on
> each of the disks.

there is completely NO REASON to create slices at all, unless you want to 
use windoze on the same drive.

i don't have slices on any of my FreeBSD systems

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