ZFS not usable on FreeBSD-8.1

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 02:49:08 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Dick Hoogendijk <dick at nagual.nl> wrote:

> I learned a lot from the scripts. ;-) The drives work wonderful as a
> gmirror now.
> My 500Gb drives won't however. they keep on giving cg); bad magic number.
> Sysinstall won't newfs the drives. newfs -U /dev/gm1a (created with the
> script mentioned before does not work OK either. Always this unexplained
> message (cg0: bad magic number). I have NO CLUE whatsoever what can be the
> cause of this. Both drives can be formatted by Windows, Linux and lots of
> other utilities. They can not be formatted UFS2 for / by FreeBSD-8.1/amd64
> I would love to get some feedback about possible causes and/or solutions.
> right now those two 500Gb drives are useless. Spining around for no good.
> ;-)

You can try to get your system up and running using something like
http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/ or pcbsd.  If that works, then I guess the possible
cause is you. :-)

Adam Vande More

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