9.1 RELENG_9 Unable to cleanly dismount root partition on
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Aug 27 20:35:12 UTC 2012
On Mon, 27 Aug 2012, Matt Smith wrote:
> On 2012-08-27 19:42, Warren Block wrote:
>> No obvious problems jumped out at me. Here are my notes:
>> The gpart version is halfway down. I really need to switch that around.
> Oooooh! You're the owner of that site. As it happens those were the exact
> instructions that I used to try and figure out how to do it as you are first
> in google for "freebsd gpt newfs"!
> It's just a shame that I then decided to use the same method that I had used
> before on my old system for the labelling. On my old system I had used MBR
> partitioning and so needed to use glabel for labelling the swap and I then
> used the same thing for the UFS partition for consistency in the fstab. It
> never occurred to me when I was labelling the GPT partitions that I could
> have used those directly.
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted."
> One thing that is still bugging me though is I'm wondering why I had no
> problem with this on my old system. That was using a dangerously dedicated
> disk with MBR where the root partition was just /dev/ada4a.
> It was also using UFS2 with SU+J enabled and I had used glabel in
> exactly the same way but on this box it had not done any damage.
> Shutdown etc worked perfectly fine. Is there something different with
> the way GPT partitions work?
In use, GPT partitioning should work just the same. Without recreating
it, hard to define the difference that caused the shutdown problem.
> Thank you for your help anyway, and your wonkity site, which I also once used
> for converting my procmail to maildrop. And thanks also to Erich and Stefan
> for your help. When I get some spare time I'll redo the filesystem and hope
> that it works.
Please post a followup after that.
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