Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#277 closed System Defect (invalid)

PC-BSD 8.0. Installer recognised ad6 instead ad0

Reported by: vojacik Owned by: kris
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 8.0
Keywords: installer, partition, slice, boot Cc: trac-bugs@…


I have my hard-disk divided into two parts, second part (sda2 in linux terminology) has linux installed, with Grub2 in MBR. I prepared primary partition sda1 for PC-BSD 8.0. I began to install. Installer offered ad6*, I really don't know why. I decided to continue with installation. I choose not to install PC-BSD's bootloader, I was not afraid because I was sure that with linux-Grub it will be easy; for years I used to chainloading BSD and it always worked. Now I cannot boot into PC-BSD. Don't know how to configure Grub2 to show me PC-BSD in its menu. Linux tells me that sda1 is "unknown" with ufs filesystem. PC-BSD's live CD showed me slices in fstab on strange places - all was in /dev/label/something (excuse me, I forgot how it was exactly). I made maybe foolish try: From live CD I manually edited PC-BSD's fstab - deleted all those /dev/label/* and wrote /dev/ad0s1* instead for each root, swap, usr etc., then returned into linux, made update-grub, but it didn't help. Now I have "some" ufs which I cannot boot into.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

ad6 is the real device name of your disk. I suggest you look up some grub configuration stuff to get it booting with grub, or switch to using a boot-loader like GAG: (

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