[PC-BSD Testing] Support for J-Micron?

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 1 23:09:33 PST 2009


I tried that at first but ad0 and ad1 are the two main drives and I'd assume they'd be the same since it's a RAID-1, mirrored.

Mounting either of those drives shows the contents of the system.



--- On Mon, 11/30/09, doverosx at gmail.com <doverosx at gmail.com> wrote:

From: doverosx at gmail.com <doverosx at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Support for J-Micron?
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009, 6:51 PM

Josh Paetzel wrote:
>
> On Nov 30, 2009, at 4:59 PM, doverosx at gmail.com 
> <mailto:doverosx at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>> Okay I see ar0, that is for a raid array and I see ad1 and ad0.
>>
>> If I assume ad1 is connected to the J-micron controller
>>
>> you'd mount it like /dev/ad1s1 /media/Backup
>>
>> ata is the controller and so you must mount block devices..in other
>> words a device that has a block type file structure. Hard drives tend to
>> be part of ad0, ad1, ad2, ad3, etc. RAID arrays are parte of ar0, ar1,
>> ar2, ar3, etc.
>>
>> ad0s1 denotes a "slice" or low-level partition and ad0s1a denotes a
>> high-level partition like /, /etc, /var, etc.
>>
>> Good luck and let us know ;)!
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> Judging by the fact that the same slices and partitions exist on ad0 
> and ad1 it's very likely those are the components of the RAID array. 
>  I'd recommend against mounting them directly while the RAID array is 
> mounted unless you know for a fact that they aren't the raw components.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Josh Paetzel
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Good point...I was trying to convey that but clearly I failed and my 
caffeine levels are wearing off :p
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