ZFS not usable on FreeBSD-8.1

Dick Hoogendijk dick at nagual.nl
Mon Aug 16 08:44:14 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 04:49  AM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Dick Hoogendijk <dick at nagual.nl> wrote:
> > 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
> 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. :-)

Good idea. I will give it a shot, although I'm pretty sure I'm not the cause.
I have four years experience as a (Open)Solaris system administrator and before that I used FreeBSD heavely. From the 4.10 series up to the 6.x series. So I do know something about the matter. But, we'll see... Keep you posted.

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