On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 02:57:28PM +0000, Mark wrote: > Ok, I bought a new 80G hard disk, for backups. I added it on the second IDE. > But now, when I ran FDISK and the Label program (booted from CD), it will > not allow me to just add /backup as mount point, and says it wants a root + > swap partition too. :( I did "W" when writing out the info, but still, > /etc/fstab is unchanged. > > All I want is to add the new hard disk as mount point /backup. Please, tell > me how to do this.
When you say "booted from CD" I take it you're using sysinstall(8). That makes certain assumptions like "you're going to install a FreeBSD system on this disk". Instead of working through sysinstall, you can use the fdisk(8) and disklabel(8) tools from the command line. Assuming your new drive is ad4 and you want to use it all for FreeBSD, but that you don't want it to be bootable: # fdisk -I ad4 # disklabel -w ad4s1 auto That will give you a default partition layout. Now you need to re-run disklabel in partition editing mode. Run # disklabel -e ad4s1 and create one big slice 'a' that covers the whole of the disk, by editing the list of partitions at the end of the disklabel. Copy the numbers from the 'c' slice. You should end up with something like: # /dev/ad4s1c: type: ATA disk: ad4s1 label: flags: bytes/sector: 512 sectors/track: nn tracks/cylinder: nnn sectors/cylinder: nnnnn cylinders: nnnn sectors/unit: sssssssss 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: sssssssss 0 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16 # (Cyl. 0 - nnnn*) c: sssssssss 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - nnnn*) (where you need to replace sssssssss with the number of sectors/unit that's correct for your disk -- it should appear automatically in the entry for slice c:) Now, create a filesystem on your new slice: # newfs -U /dev/ad4s1a Edit /etc/fstab to add a line for the mount point data for the new partition: /dev/ad4s1a /backups ufs rw 2 2 and finally mount the new partition: # mount /backups Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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