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> I've installed 4.8 off CD onto a PII-200 w/ 80MB ram and two ide's, primary > has 1GB, secondary has 2GB. > > Don't understand how to allocate /usr to the secondary ide or even give it > more space on the primary, and I run out of room with only 1/4 GB for /usr > to install most of the binaries. Would like for starters to allocate both > those hd's to FreeBSD and have enough room to install Samba and see if I > can then communicate over my LAN. So, if I understand you right, you have space left on your 2GB hd, and you would like to move your /usr partition there? 1.) Allocate space on that 2nd hard disk: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-steps.html You can also use /stand/sysinstall for this. 2.) Shutdown to single user mode 3.) Assuming that your new user is mounted on /mnt/usr.new, the following command will copy everything from /usr there. # /usr # tar -cpf - -C /usr . | tar xpvf - -C /mnt/usr.new Please also refer to the tar(1) man page! 3.) Now edit /etc/fstab and make your new copy the default (the best is to write the partition of the old /usr on a piece of paper, or keep it as a comment in /etc/ftab. 4.) Done. Unmount /mnt/usr.new and mount it to /usr. There isn't even a need to reboot :-) Simon
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