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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:13:53 -0500
From:      "Murat Bicer" <murat+freebsd@bicer.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   cannot write to new harddisk
Message-ID:  <20021230171353.4D9031886C@www.fastmail.fm>

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from dmesg:

ad3: 76319MB <WDC WD800JB-00CRA1> [155061/16/63] at ata1-slave PIO4

ha2-ha1# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad3 bs=1k count=1
dd: /dev/ad3: Operation not permitted
ha2-ha1# ls -al /dev/ad3
crw-r-----  2 root  operator  116, 0x0001001a Dec 30 12:10 /dev/ad3
ha2-ha1#


similarly sysinstall fdisk cannot write to disk with error:

ERROR: Unable to write data to disk ad3!

But I can write to this disk using the freebsd install cd.

System is 4-6-2-STABLE with GENERIC kernel

Any ideas.

Thanks,
Murat

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