On Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:18:39 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote: > On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Polytropon wrote: > > On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:39:30 +0200 (CEST), Conny Andersson wrote: > > >> A very important question is if sysinstall's option "Install the FreeBSD > >> Boot Manager" detects that I have a FreeBSD 8.3 and detect it as slice 2 on > >> disk 1? > > > > I'm not sure I'm following you correctly. The sysinstall program > > is considered obsolete, the new system installer is bsdinstall. > > AFAIK, sysinstall is still used in FreeBSD 8.X, and bsdinstall does not > have a boot manager option anyway.
Sometimes I'm confusing them, because I usually don't use the installer and usually use fdisk (if needed), bsdlabel and newfs. :-) > >> So it becomes a boot option when I am rebooting? (Maybe the slice > >> may come up as ad6s2, because AHCI in FreeBSD 8.4 isn't enabled at the time > >> of the install.) > > Sorry, I don't understand this at all. AHCI should not be involved with > identifying slices. Maybe the required device driver is not part of the 8.x GENERIC kernel? So for example a drive could come up either as /dev/ada0 or as /dev/ad6, depending on how the recognition order and PATA / SATA thing is handled by the system and its BIOS. Labels will work independently from wheather the device will be recognized as ATA disk (for example /dev/ad6s1a being the root disk) or SATA disk (where /dev/ada6s1 would be the root disk). -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"