----- Original Message ----- From: "Matthew Seaman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Mark" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 5:47 PM Subject: Re: Adding new hard disk
> 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". Yes, you are right. I used sysinstall. :) > Instead of working through sysinstall, you can use the fdisk(8) and > disklabel(8) tools from the command line. Assuming your new drive is > ad2 and you want to use it all for FreeBSD, but that you don't want it > to be bootable: > > # fdisk -I ad2 # disklabel -w ad2s1 auto ... I did everything you said, and it worked wonderfully well. :) Once again, Matthew, your excellent help was of great use to me. :) Thanks! - Mark _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"