Dedicated disks from a sparc64/-CURRENT system into an Alpha

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Tue Sep 9 11:16:27 PDT 2003

Nick Jones wrote this message on Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 16:04 +0100:
> > However, neither 'ad0d' or 'ad1f' exist on the Alpha, and bsdlabel simply 
> > returns:
> > 
> > willow# bsdlabel /dev/ad0
> > bsdlabel: /dev/ad0: no valid label found

obviously because the sparc64 port uses sunlabel, not bsdlabel for it's
disks.  This is to aid in operability w/ sparc gear.

I would recommend you load geom_sunlabel into your kernel to get the
proper support for the label.

(just like you have to load the geom_mbr/geom_bsd inorder to see x86
based disks on a sparc64.)

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