> Looks OK to me -- you have got backups of anything important on that
> disk haven't you?  This sort of operation has a high risk of trashing
> the drive contents if you don't get things quite right.

Thank you so much Matthew,

I just did an ls of the drive on da1.  can I assume that the contents of this
drive did not get trashed?

thanks so much for all your assistance.  excellent responses.

Happy New Year,

- Noah

> Yes, you'll need to set the slice (da1s1) bootable if you want this 
> as an alternate boot device.  That shouldn't affect the default auto 
> boot process performed by the boot loader, unless you interrupt the boot
> process and change the device selection there manually.
>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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