cannot mount slices of usbdrive

till plewe till.plewe at
Sat May 2 05:28:13 UTC 2009

On 5/2/09, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> El día Saturday, May 02, 2009 a las 01:06:09PM +0900, till plewe escribió:
>> I have a  usbdrive which was used on FreeBSD 6 or 7 but cannot
>> be mounted now (on CURRENT with generic kernel). The drive is
>> recognized but the individual slices do not seem to exist (see below).
> ...
> I have had the same problem: booting CURRENT from an USB key and wanting
> to get access to the SSD partitions created with RELENG_7 kernel in the
> EeePC. I've found no way to do and labeled the SSD from scratch (had
> even to overwrite the 1st blocks with dd(1) to make fdisk(1M) create
> partitions there).
> In your case: boot a RELENG_7 rescue CD, mount the usbdrive and backup
> the data (via LAN) to some other place.
> 	matthias

Thanks. That sounds much more reasonable than what I was planning to do.
I don't know why I wasn't thinking of the rescue CDs (most likely
since I did not
have to use them before).
I'll give it a try once I find a big enough backup disk.

- Till

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