I hate to bitch but bitch I must

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at otenet.gr
Sat Oct 17 23:13:37 UTC 2009

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Manolis Kiagias wrote:
>> PJ wrote:
>>> Now, does that mean that glabel does not work if there are several
>>> disks
>>> on the system... it certainly does not say so nor does it adv ertise
>>> that this would not work if there are several ATA disks present..
>>> Previously I had also tried a reboot press 4 with exactly the same
>>> results....
>> Aha, as I said above then.
>> If you've done this and you are still getting the can't store metadata
>> message,
>> I am really out of ideas.
> Just a WAG, but
> sysctl kern.geom.debugflags=16
> possibly?
>     Cheers,
>     Matthew

Ha, yes, the "shoot in the foot" sysctl :)
Shouldn't be needed though - I was labelling a boot disk about half an
hour ago and nothing else than pure 'glabel label' was required.
There must be something else that stops it.

Maybe running glabel with -v will help the OP (hopefully with a more
detailed error message)

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list