On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 04:08:11PM -0700, Dharma Wolford wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Mario Lobo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> >
> > If you issue the command:
> >
> > fdisk -I /dev/da1
> >
> >     -I      Initialize sector 0 slice table for one FreeBSD slice covering
> >             the entire disk.
> >
> > and then:  ls /dev/da1*
> >
> > you'll get:
> >
> > /dev/da1
> > /dev/da1s1
> >
> > which I believe is what you want.
> >
> > then you can:   newfs -O 2  (-U) /dev/da1s1
> >
> > then you can:     mount /dev/da1s1  /whatever
> >
> > --
> > Mario Lobo
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks Mario,  and Jerry and Derek!
> 
> Jerry, Introducing the idea of 'dangerously dedicated' disks helped a lot...
> it lead me to this page:
> 
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/formatting-media/index.html
> 
> ...which gave some additional info on 'dedicated mode' and 'compatability
> mode' and walked me through the steps to create either.  I managed to do
> that and then tried to mount the /dev/da1s1 device but it complained about
> 'incorrect super block'  until I executed "newfs -O 2 /dev/da1s1"  after
> which I was able to mount it!

I would have gone on then and used bsdlabel to create one partition
in the single slice before doing the newfs again.
That would have given you  /dev/da1s1a .

////jerry

> 
> ############################
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] /usr]# mount
> /dev/da0s1a on / (ufs, local)
> devfs on /dev (devfs, local)
> /dev/da0s1d on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/da0s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/da0s1e on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/da1s1 on /usr/home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] /usr]#
> ############################
> 
> I did all that just before I saw Mario's response (thanks again!) so...
> anyway, looks like I've got it going in a better way now and it agrees with
> what Mario suggested I should be expecting so I'm happy.
> 
> Thanks to all!
> 
> dharma
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