On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 17:51, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Scott Reese <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > My old 20G drive in my 5.1-RELEASE box started to die last week, so I
> > got a new drive (a 40G Seagate) and used Norton Ghost to copy over
> > everything from the old drive to the new drive. At the moment, FreeBSD
> > still thinks I've only got a 20G drive and I have 20 Gigs of unused
> > space. I was thinking of using growfs in order to grow my /usr
> > partition to fill the rest of the drive. I've read the man pages for
> > growfs, bsdlabel and fdisk but I'm a bit confused about how I should go
> > about using these tools to do what I want as I've never really used them
> > before except on a new installation. So here are my questions: how
> > safe is it to use growfs for this purpose? Can anyone provide or does
> > anyone know of a good step-by-step tutorial for this sort of thing? I
> > searched around on the web but couldn't find anything useful.
> This is the type of thing it's for. It's a pretty simple interface,
> so I don't know how much more of a "how-to" you could get than the
> manual already provides...
Then perhaps I'm just dense or something...like I said, I've read the
man pages for all the tools involved, but they are short on practical
examples. From what I've read so far, I would need to re-label the
slice to a larger size (?) and then use newfs to format the unused
portion (?) and *then* use growfs. I don't have any experience actually
doing any of these things on a live system. If I had examples laid out
in a step-by-step format, then I would have a better understanding of
what I'm supposed to do. The man pages read like stereo instructions
and I just want to avoid the possibility that I'll have pieces left over
and a nice, fresh, *blank* hard drive when I'm done. The step that
scares me most is messing with the disklabels...
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