Problem booting

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Jul 29 23:23:12 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 04:19:51PM -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> >
> > Looks like devfs is configured to not show the partitions. Damn.  Try
> > running
> > `devfs 'rule add path * unhide'` as root to make all possible device nodes
> > show up. Then look again for partitions on ada; `ls /dev/ada*`
> >
> >
> I didn't use any ticks or quotes in the following
> pcbsd# devfs rule add path * unhide
> devfs rule: unknown argument: ad4
> pcbsd# devfs rule add path ada* unhide
> devfs rule: ioctl DEVFSIO_RADD: Input/output error
> Should I use some ticks or quotes?

Yes, like this:

    devfs rule add path '*' unhide

Otherwise the * will be expanded by the shell.

> Nothing new under dev yet.
> > What output does `gpart show` produce? It should give you all the
> > partitions
> > on all available drives.
> >
> >
> It lists cd0 and iso9660

Weird. Maybe there is something in the way PCBSD is set up, I don't know. I've
never used it.

Is there anything in the PCBSD boot CD/image that you can use to mount the
harddisks in the computer?

Or could you try booting from a original FreeBSD live CD/memstick?

Otherwise you might have to wait for someone knowledgable in PCBSD to weigh

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