michael.copeland at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 15:31:04 UTC 2009
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:57:53 -0400, PJ <af.gourmet at videotron.ca> wrote:
>> Exactly what is happening on my system. That's basically what has been
>> troubling me. I cloned ad12 to ad6 and then wanted to boot from ad6...
>> well, everytime I boot from ad6 the boot is from ad12 because both have
>> identical labels. The only way out is to change the labels on ad6 to
>> point to ad6 partitions and not to /dev/label/name.
> That is a solution for the case that you want to keep both
> disks running in the system. If you just want to make one
> disk (b) available in order to swap it when the master disk
> fails (w), then labels are fine.
> I'm not sure what your main purpose of cloning the disks
> was. Two options:
> a) keep two disks in sync, so you can use your
> backup disk when the working disk fails and
> needs to be extracted
> b) make a clone of your working disk so it can
> be placed into another system
>> So the only reason to use glabel, in my case, is to boot from the clone
>> on another system without worrying about the actual disk label. Once
>> it's booted, the label can be changed to conform to the label on the new
> The label doesn't need to be changed when the disk in question
> is placed into another system. Labels work independent from
> the different settings you might find in different computers,
> such as different device names (due to different position on
> the controller).
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