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Date:      Thu, 01 Dec 2011 04:44:55 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: problem formating disk with gpart
Message-ID:  <4ED6F837.1080005@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <20182.58099.654536.572604@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
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On 12/1/11 3:14 AM, Robert Huff wrote:
> 
> 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
> 


Any success using bsdlabel on the disk to initialize it, then fdisk to
partition it ?

Then report the geom show again.




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