hard drive

  1. First_Law_of_Unix

    Unable to boot FreeBSD 13.1 whenever Internal or External hard drive is connected.

    Hello, Whenever I connect an internal storage SATA hard drive or external storage USB hard drive, FreeBSD does not boot and gets stuck at a prompt requiring me to enter a path name of shell. If I unplug the storage hard drive and restart the PC, FreeBSD boots as usual. Would like to note that...
  2. J

    Adding 4th HDD to PC Tower internal totally blocks rootfs boot.

    I inherited a PC tower that was already built with a single HDD installed running Windows 10 with permission to essentially do whatever I could with it as long as I do not delete the Windows 10 or any of the user content on there. This person also had all sorts of drives, cables, etc (everything...
  3. F

    Solved Drive location information

    Hi all, I've got a home server with 12 hard drive slots. I've mapped out on paper the location all of the hard drives I've inserted, what their serial numbers are, and some additional details. Next I would like to label each of the drives with information like <location>-<serial> e.g...
  4. R

    ZFS Self Encrypting Drive (SED) support?

    Does FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE support creating ZFS pools with Self Encrypting Drive (SED) hard drives? I am trying to source drives for a new NAS and am struggling to find non-SED drives. Searching the forum and googling I only found threads discussing the merits of SED, not whether it is actually...
  5. Cesc

    Create UFS system for backups

    Hello everyone, I have an extra hard drive and I would like to use it for small backups, How can I format it in UFS and add it in fstab?
  6. Spity

    Other Format for a second disc

    I was planning to use a second hard disk as a backup for documents and files. I'm not sure what format to use ext4 / ntfs / ufs to be able to access it from FreeBSD and Win10 since I have dual boot. When I was using Linux I used a program from Windows to access ext4., But with ufs I don't know...
  7. B

    disks over 2TB in size

    Just wondering if it has been considered to not auto select dos for the disk if the disk is detected to be over 2TB? GPT works but it'd be nice to have it just work automatically?
  8. S

    Boot from second HDD!

    Hi, I've 2 x HDDs mounted in server, 1 x HDD in motherboard and other is in swappable bay. The boot from 1st hard drive which is mounted in motherboard is working but i want to setup and boot OS from second hard-drive. Setup is completed on 2nd hard-drive but its not able to boot the OS. All...
  9. T

    Other Formatting a Hard Disk Drive

    It appears that FreeBSD's equivalent to MS Window's 'format' Command is 'gpart', and it appears that I don't need to use the 'geom' Command which is utilized via 'gpart'; is this correct? [BTW, why are there two 'geom' Commands: geom(4) & geom(8)? It seems rather dumb to have two Commands with...
  10. A

    Solved Certified hard drive blanking

    Hi, Not sure how to phrase the title. I am curious if anyone knows about certification for cleaning a hard drive. I am thinking about this because when I go to the local dump I see piles of computers that are being thrown away. It strikes me as a waste. In talking to the organizer of a...
  11. spmzt

    Solved FreeBSD transfer

    Hi, How do I transfer to another drive with the file system?