SOLVED: problem formating disk with gpart
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Dec 1 14:51:35 UTC 2011
> > If I remember correctly, the old ATA subsystem (ad*) does not support
> > hotswap notification, so the kernel will not see a device change until
> > reboot or reinit. You should probably be using AHCI (if the driver
> > supports your chipset) or very careful use of atacontrol detach, attach,
> > or reinit.
> I'm not fully sure if this applies here, but there are
> the following commands:
> atacontrol attach channel
> atacontrol detach channel
> atacontrol reinit channel
> atacontrol spindown device [seconds]
> atacontrol list
> It seems as they are intended to support "manual hotswapping"
> to be done with SATA. See "man atacontrol" for details.
>> atacontrol detach ata0
>> atacontrol attach ata0
and the disk showed up correctly.
Proceeded to partitioning and newfs, and - I have a working
Thanks, everyone, for the help.
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