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Re: Can't configure new disk

bash-4.3# ls *wd*
ls: *wd*: No such file or directory

bash-4.3# fdisk wd1
fdisk: cannot opendisk /dev/rwd1d: Device not configured

bash-4.3# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),2(kmem),3(sys),4(tty),5(operator),20(staff),31(guest)

bash-4.3# fdisk /dev/wd1d
fdisk: cannot opendisk /dev/wd1d: Device not configured

bash-4.3# disklabel -v /dev/rwd1d
disklabel: /dev/rwd1d: Device not configured

bash-4.3# disklabel -v wd1
disklabel: /dev/rwd1d: Device not configured

I'm going to try a different disk just in case this one is bad in some way.  

Thanks for responding,

Gezz I take a year off and all my NetBSD/Unix braincells stay on vacation ... GRRRrrr

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 10:23 PM, Robert Elz <> wrote:
    Date:        Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:59:13 -0800
    From:        pimin inwa <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | I can't run fdisk, disklabel, etc ... because wd1d isn't configured?   ls
  | shows:

  | What am I forgetting to do?

Everything looks good to me - two things worth checking, first, that the
/dev/rwd1* special (char) files exist, and second, that there's no file
called "wd1" in the directory you're in when you run the commands.

If neither of those is the problem, show everything that happens when you
run "fdisk wd1" (or "disklabel -v wd1") - the actual error message might
provide a clue.   Also try "fdisk /dev/rwd1d" (etc.)


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