On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 07:23:15PM -0700, David Allen wrote: > Say I have performed a standard installation of FreeBSD onto a single IDE > drive with the following entries in /etc/fstab: > > /dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0 > /dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1 > /dev/ad0s1d /var ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2 > > Then I added more drives. > > 1. The Handbook suggests there is a convention that when partitioning a a > drive that's been added, to label the first new partition on that drive as > 'e' as opposed to 'a' (which is reserved for the /root partition). Does > the following satisfy that convention, or would starting with 'a' in each > case make more sense?
It really doesn't matter. Just don't use 'c' and I usually skip using 'b' and even often use it for a little additional swap. But, just pick a habit that works for you and stick with it. > > /dev/ad1e /foo1 ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad1f /bar1 ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad1g /baz1 ufs rw 2 2 > > /dev/ad2e /foo2 ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad2f /bar2 ufs rw 2 2 > > /dev/ad3e /foo3 ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad3f /bar3 ufs rw 2 2 > > 2. My second question is in regards to using the 'xx' fstype to have the > system ignore that device. Leave the fstype alone. Use the noauto option. Probably set dump and pass to 0 also. So, for example, if you do not want it to try and mount /dev/ad3f at boot time, the line would look like: /dev/ad3f /bar3 ufs rw,noauto 0 0 > > Consider, for example, a geli encrypted partition. The .eli device > doesn't exist at boot time. I discovered by accident that the system > won't boot with an fstab entry for a device that doesn't exist. So if I > was to record an entry in fstab, I couldn't use > > /dev/ad1e.eli /home/david/private ufs rw 0 0 > > Does that mean that the following is what's typically to record fstab > entries for ignored devices? > > /dev/ad1e.eli /home/david/private xx rw 0 0 > /dev/ad3e /fake xx rw 0 0 > /dev/ad3f /reserved xx rw 0 0 > > Thanks. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"