Hello again Joe,

Maybe it depends on what packages you add when running sysinstall? I have 6.2 on a 6Gb Fujitsu drive and it fits nicely. I only pick kernel sources from the packages though. Only problem I've noticed is /usr/obj filling up when making buildworld but a symlink to another drive takes care of that.




Joe Vender skrev:
On Tuesday 20 February 2007 13:50, Roger Olofsson wrote:
Hello Joe,

May I suggest a small trick that really makes your life alot easier. Go
with the default values when you install the FreeBSD, ie accept the
sysinstall generated autos. (Make sure to make / and swap the first
partitions though).

Now, whenever a partition gets filled up, just do a symlink to another
partition. The command is ln -s and is a real lifesaver. Whenever all
partitions are full, just stick another HD in the machine and ln -s to
that drive.

I can't do this. When using the auto defaults, /usr fills up even before the installation is complete. But the suggestion is interesting for handling other slices for an already installed system. Thanks for the suggestion, Roger. Right now, I'm checking into just adding a PCI ATA/100 controller - my system is a 1999 model and uses ATA/33 :-( and upgrading my HDD to a more modern 40 or 80 Mb drive, possibly a Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive. I can get the drive for around $45 at newegg.com, and it seems to be well received by customer reviews.

Joe

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