Moved drives ...

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Mar 15 15:25:56 UTC 2012

On Thu, 15 Mar 2012, Robert Huff wrote:

> Arthur Chance writes:
>>  I'll second that remark on labelling filesystems. My life has become
>>  much easier since I did all mine - the 8.2->9.0 disk naming switch from
>>  /dev/ad<i> to /dev/ada<j> had absolutely no effect. Take a look at
>>  Warren Block's excellent page on the subject:
> 	/Caveat emptor/: following these instructions, I have been
> unable to get this to work on
> FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Mar 11 08:20:02 EDT 2012 amd64
> 	Specificelly, the drives get labeled, but the infrastructure
> necessary to mount using those labels does not happen.  After
> talking with Warren, all we can figure out is it isn't just me.

These are two different types of label.  Filesystem labels have always 
worked for me.  Those are the ones shown in that article.

The recent problems have been with GPT labels, which recently don't want 
to appear in /dev/gpt.

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