Hi, I have been trying to add a second IDE hard drive. I can't seem to get it mounted, or to get what I put into sysinstall and what comes out when I use the command line to agree.
I can use sysinstall and then run newfs: bsd# newfs /dev/ad1s1c /dev/ad1s1c: 39205.5MB (80292804 sectors) block size 16384, fragment size 2048 using 214 cylinder groups of 183.77MB, 11761 blks, 23552 inodes. super-block backups (for fsck -b #) at: 160, 376512, 752864, 1129216, 1505568, 1881920, 2258272, 2634624, 3010976, [...] 78281376, 78657728, 79034080, 79410432, 79786784, 80163136 So it looks as if there is a slice there using the whole 40G disk, called ad1s1c. But: bsd# disklabel ad1 disklabel: /dev/ad1 read: Input/output error And with the following line in /etc/fstab /dev/ad1s1c /disk2 ufs rw 1 1 bsd# mount -u /dev/ad1s1c /disk2 mount: /dev/ad1s1c on /disk2: specified device does not match mounted device Using the command line utilities: bsd# disklabel -Brw ad1 auto bsd# disklabel -e ad1s1 disklabel: /dev/ad1s1: No such file or directory bsd# disklabel -e ad1c disklabel: /dev/ad1c read: Input/output error bsd# newfs /dev/ad1s1c newfs: /dev/ad1s1c: could not find special device bsd# fdisk -BI ad1 ******* Working on device /dev/ad1 ******* fdisk: Geom not found And so I go round and round, as at that point I have to use sysinstall again. I tried this with two disks, both of which were good under linux. The 180G Seagate spat out DMA errors at startup, and I got nowhere with it. This one is a 40G Maxtor. I suppose I could change out the cable (I have none handy otherwise I would have) although I can't see why a cable that worked for linux would not work now. Master/slave are set correctly. I could not mount linux partitions, either, despite the recompile -- don't know if that's related. I'd be grateful for any ideas. Oliver _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"