On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 06:16:39PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote: > On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 03:53:19PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: > > Is there a simple command line tool in FreeBSD for creating a filesystem > > on an already extant slice? > > > > I'm working on a system with three main slices -- ad0s1, ad0s2, and > > ad0s3. The ad0s2 slice is further split up into the default parts of a > > FreeBSD install. The ad0s1 slice is in use by another OS. The ad0s3 > > slice has nothing of value on it, and I want to make it a FreeBSD-native > > filesystem then mount it at /usr/home. > > > > I've been hoping to find something akin to the Linux tool mkfs for this > > purpose, but so far have come up empty. Isn't there something that > > works similarly to that? Example:
I would suggest that you first use bsdlabel to create a single partition on that slice. You can use the a: partition, or if you feel squimish about using that one that is traditionally used for root, then use the d: partition. Do this: bsdlabel -w ad0s3 To initialize a partition label, then bsdlabel -e ad0s3 You enter an edit more. Just duplicate the c: line --Do NOT change the c: line-- edit that duplicate line and make it a: or d: or whatever. Change the tuype to BSD4.2 You can add values for [fsize bsize bps/cpg], maybe to: 2048 16384 28552 But I think you can just leave them blank. write/quit the edit session and the label is written. Then you need to run newfs on that new partition. newfs /dev/ad0s3a or newfs /dev/ad0s3d if you named it d: Then, just edit /etc/fstab to make it mount at boot time and mount it up. If you already have stuff in /home, then you will need to make one of them a temporary mount somewhere to move stuff over. ////jerry > > > > command /dev/ad0s3 fstype > > newfs > > Kris > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"