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Date:      Sat, 3 Mar 2012 18:47:39 -0700
From:      Martin Alejandro Paredes Sanchez <>
Subject:   Re: replacing disk
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On Saturday 03 March 2012 18:01:33 Martin Alejandro Paredes Sanchez wrote:
> Hi
> I am replacing an IDE disk (ad0) with a SATA disk (ad4)

Sorry, I send it and I even notice

In the disk I have 3 OS (FreeDOS, XP and FreeBSD)

I use PartitionWizard to create the 3 slice in the new disk (ad4)

I use ghost.exe (2003 version) to pass FreeDOS and XP to the new slices in ad4

I boot in FreeBSD (in ad0) and with sysinstall, create the partitions in ad4 
and using the next commands, I pass the info in my 4 partiotios 
(/ /tmp /var /usr)

newfs /dev/ad4s3a
mount /dev/ad4s3a /mnt
cd /mnt
dump 0af - / | restore rf -

I modify /mnt/etc/fstab to reflect ad4 as the only disk

I turn off the PC, remove ad0 disk and turn on the PC, but FreeBSD do not boot

I forgot to mention taht I had activated the 3rd slice of the disk, if I 
activate the 1st slice, FreeDOS boot

So I reconect ad0 and boot FreeBSD (from ad0) and use the next command

bsdlabel -B /dev/ad4s3

But do not work either.

Do I really need to reinstall the OS on the new disk ad4 and tranfer my info 
with the commands as described in

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