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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:14:11 -0500
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: problem formating disk with gpart
Message-ID:  <20182.58099.654536.572604@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1111301706310.3692@wonkity.com>
References:  <20182.39340.354254.608836@jerusalem.litteratus.org> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1111301706310.3692@wonkity.com>

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Warren Block writes:

>  > 	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

	I did this.
	Afterwards, "gpart show" continues to report the 456G vaule,
not the 80G I should see.


					Robert Huff








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