Hi, > I have an existing system which I cannot reinstall and sysinstall seems like > too much of a wizard to use on a well running existing system. When I built > the system 2 years ago I decided to leave about 25GB of unpartitioned space > for future unknown projects, I now have a use for the space but I can't for > the life of me figure out exactly what steps are needed to use the space. > > The system is configured as follows: > Dell PE 2650 with 3x36GB drives in a Hardware RAID 5 on a PERC controller > 4.11-STABLE > > And the currect disklabel is: > #disklabel aacd0s1 > # /dev/aacd0s1c: > type: ESDI > disk: aacd0s1 > label: > flags: > bytes/sector: 512 > sectors/track: 63 > tracks/cylinder: 255 > sectors/cylinder: 16065 > cylinders: 8849 > sectors/unit: 142175187 > rpm: 3600 > interleave: 1 > trackskew: 0 > cylinderskew: 0 > headswitch: 0 # milliseconds > track-to-track seek: 0 # milliseconds > drivedata: 0 > > 8 partitions: > # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] > a: 4096000 0 4.2BSD 2048 16384 90 # (Cyl. 0 - 254*) > b: 3072000 4096000 swap # (Cyl. 254*- 446*) > c: 142175187 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - > 8849*) > e: 12288000 7168000 4.2BSD 2048 16384 89 # (Cyl. 446*- > 1211*) > f: 4096000 19456000 4.2BSD 2048 16384 90 # (Cyl. 1211*- > 1466*) > g: 61440000 23552000 4.2BSD 2048 16384 89 # (Cyl. 1466*- > 5290*) > > As you can see I have space available from 84992000 through 142175187. I > have done similar things in Solaris and other OS's but I'm just not sure > exactly what the FreeBSD steps are to utilize this space. > > Any pointers are appreciated.
Go to single user mode. do: fsck -p (shouldn't be needed, but just in case) mount -u / mount -a swapon -a run disklabel -e on the drive disklabel -e [-r] aacd0s1 Add the following line in the edit file it gives you. h: * * 4.2BSD 2048 16384 89 (I am not sure about that 89 for bps/cpg. Just use what it wants to) Write and quit the edit session. Then to an newfs on the /dev/aacds1h partition newfs -b 16384 -f 2048 -i 2048 /dev/raacd0s1h (You could just take the defaults for the newfs, but I like to specify block and frag the same as in the disklabel and the -i causes it to make more inodes which I seem to need on larger file systems) Add a mount point for it however you want, for example mkdir /work add a line to your /etc/fstab /dev/ad0s3h /work ufs rw 2 2 Substitute your own mount point if you created one with a different name. Type mount -a and voila, you have it. You might have to run an fsck on it. > > > Thanks, > Scott > > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"