Moved drives ...

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Thu Mar 15 16:45:39 UTC 2012

On 03/15/12 15:25, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.

Ouch. I've converted completely to GPT disks and labels. Fortunately I 
stick to RELEASE so I'm not affected. I presume this is some sort of 
regression in HEAD?

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