DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Trouble swapping bootdisk to different controller
:> Some of the obstacles i experienced:
:> - /sbin not in PATH, why?
:It's a fallback value built into the shell and that doesn't
:include /sbin. Just add it.
Actually, this has bitten me more then once. The single user shell
should include /sbin. I'll go and fix it.
:> - weird device numbering: why can't the first disk be assigned to ad0???
:Because you have ATA_STATIC_ID in your kernel? Because the kernel doesn't
:know which "the first disk" is? Normally "internal" controllers are probed
:before "external" controllers, therefore "internal" disks are enumerated before
:"external" disks. Combine this with ATA_STATIC_ID and you get the behaviour
Note that ATA_STATIC_ID is the behavior I would recommend,
especially for people constructing RAID volumes. Otherwise if
a disk goes missing a reboot might use the wrong disks to
construct the volume.
In anycase, what I usually do in a situation like this is boot
from a live CD, which has a full environment, and then mount and fixup
the hard drive from that.