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Date:      Mon, 14 May 2007 11:33:16 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <pauls@utdallas.edu>
To:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>, Oscar Chavarria <cyberbuzzard@gmail.com>
Cc:        Mikhail Goriachev <mikhailg@webanoide.org>, FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Unable to mount HDD - Newbie question
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--On Monday, May 14, 2007 12:05:47 -0400 Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu> =

wrote:

> On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 09:58:54AM -0600, Oscar Chavarria wrote:
>
>> ls /dev/da0s1
>> /dev/da0s1
>
> Again, please do not top post.   It makes it very hard to have any
> idea what you are referring to.     The entire context of the
> conversation gets lost.
>
> In this case, what do you mean?
> You just did an ls of a file name and found that it responsed
> with the file name.   That is normal.   So, what?
>
> Try doing ls /dev/da0s*  and see what you get.
>
> Secondly, nowdays, the devfs system only makes devices that are
> in use and makes them on the fly.   I haven't dug around in that
> since the change since it was changed from the old MAKEDEV system
> so I may be wrong, but I would not be surprised if /dev/da0s1d was
> not there until after things were fixed up.
>
> So, try the fsck as Mikhail suggested  -- with the partition name.
>

I'm wondering if he shouldn't try umount /home first.

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Paul Schmehl (pauls@utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/

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