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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:07:24 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: problem formating disk with gpart
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1111301706310.3692@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20182.39340.354254.608836@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
References:  <20182.39340.354254.608836@jerusalem.litteratus.org>

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On Wed, 30 Nov 2011, Robert Huff wrote:

>
> 	One of my systems has a hot-swap eSATA device, which reports as
> "ad1".  I'm trying to use this to prepare a new disk using gpart and
> something (possibly my understanding) is broken.
> 	After removing another disk and inserting the new one, I do:
>
>>> gpart show ad1
> =>       34  976773101  ad1  GPT  (465G)
>         34  976773101       - free -  (465G)
>
> 	... which is the value for the disk just removed.

Maybe force geom retasting?

true > /dev/ad1



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