I have a hard drive that contains the /var file system in a system that
will not boot.
In single user mode I can mount  /var.

I want to take this disk and put it in another FreeBSD system and
try to copy the files I need off of it to a safe place.

The system I will plug it into will also have a separate disk with

Is there going to be a conflict with the labels and how would I
best go about this?

response to above query-------------------

There will be no conflict. All the magic as to 'wher to mout what' is in the /etc/fstab file. because it doesn't know about the disk you're adding, ther won'tbe any conflicts. Simply use the long form of mount(1), to wit:
"mount devicename mountpoint", and mount it on any convenient location,
say '/mnt'.
Now I have the hard disk I want to recover mounted but please for give me
for being in the learning phase, but how to I cd on to this drive?

I mounted it using the suggested 'mount -r (in this case ad12s1d) /var'
now how do I actually read it?
I tried cd ad12s1d/var and I got the 'file does not exist' response.
If I do
cd /;  ls -la
I do not see an added entry.

Thanks for suggestions, info, etc
Jeff K

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