sysinstall(8) && bsdlabel a new disk

perryh at perryh at
Tue Nov 2 05:12:55 UTC 2010

Devin Teske <dteske at> wrote:

> sysinstall probes hardware when it starts. Therefore, after making
> changes (specifically after writing) to the disk in the FDISK
> partition editor, you need to Ctrl-C and Abort-out and relaunch
> sysinstall so that it probes the new disk devices (ad4s1, ad4s2,
> etc.) before you can start adding BSD disklabels (ad4s1a, ad4s1b,
> etc.) to the slice (aka partition).
> This has been an age-old problem (hmmm, perhaps get could some mad
> karma for fixing it).

At least in 8.1, there is a sysinstall operation somewhere to
re-probe devices, presumably to cover exactly this sort of
situation.  Does it not work?

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