Subject: Re: Adding Disks
To: None <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/30/1998 21:18:57
At 09:08 PM 8/30/98 -0400, Stan Pietkiewicz wrote:
>I have a feeling this may be a FAQ, or even an RTFD, but I've been
>trying to add a second hard drive to my AXPci33 running NetBSD 1.3e, and
>I keep running into this when I try to newfs a partition on it:
>newfs: /dev/(r)sd1a  open: device not configured
>I get this even after running /dev/MAKEDEV sd1 .
>Am I missing something, or is something broken??

Issue #1: Does the drive show up as sd1 on boot? 

I'm guessing it does, but you might want to make sure.

Issue #2: Did you disklabel the disk? If the disk is labeled without a
partition 'a' then I believe it will give the error you are seeing.

Use 'disklabel' to label the disk if that's the problem. 
Kevin P. Neal                

'You know, I think I can hear the machine screaming from here... \
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