fdisk/disklabel broken for usb sticks ..
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri May 25 20:05:43 PDT 2007
:dscheck(#da/0x10002): illegal partition number (2) for WHOLE_DISK_SLICE access
:fdisk fails to read disk partition table. disklabel is likewise confused.
:The stick in question has a standard partition table and one dos partition.
:It worked last week.
:Should be easily reproducible.
You need to do a full buildworld/installworld/upgrade. Make sure you
have the latest MAKEDEV from /usr/src/etc/MAKEDEV, and remake all your
devices. In fact, rm your disk devices before you remake them to be
sure you got them all.
cp /usr/src/etc/MAKEDEV /dev/MAKEDEV
fdisk will operate on a raw disk. disklabel only operates on a slice.
Any entities that did not have MBR's (were not fdisked) before, but
did have disklabels, can be accessed via slice 0 (e.g. da0s0a instead
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