On 4/9/06, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > # fdisk -B -I /dev/ad2
I don't believe you need this step if you are going to do: > # bsdlabel -w -B /dev/ad2s1 Though I think you want to merely do #bsdlabel -Bw /dev/ad2 . . . (I was and still am under the impression that fdisk is not needed on dedicated freebsd disks, as I have numerous times added disks without it) > Now shouldn't I have some values in the first (a:) row? Not if you don't have a filesystem in there, which should lead you to newfs, as, > Anyway, when I try to create a filesystem with newfs I get an error: > > # newfs /dev/ad2s1a > ..., 450493504, 450869856, 451246208,newfs: wtfs: 65536 bytes at sector > 451622560: Input/output error #newfs -U /dev/ad2a is what I would try first. or depending on how large of files I was planning on having futzing with -b -i -f as well. > Furthermore, the docs  for this drive say that an 80-wire cable is > required. I didn't have one handy so I had to > use a 40-wire cable. Could this be causing the trouble? It shouldn't be able to run at better than udma66 (I think) with a 40 conductor cable, though it should autodetect that and default to the slower speed. If it's not, I could see problems. Good luck. -- -- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"