On Monday 17 May 2004 06:17, Phil Thomson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a relative newbie to UNIX, going from being an ex-Windows user
> to being an X Windows user! ;-) I recently got FreeBSD installed on
> an older PC with a 3 GB drive and a 5 GB drive (which has not yet
> been mounted). The system is installed on the 3 GB drive, but my
> current partition table is inadequate to my needs. Here is the output
> of df -H:
> /dev/ad0s1a   260M   254M -15.3M   106%    /
> devfs         1.0K   1.0K     0B   100%    /dev
> /dev/ad0s1f   3.4G   1.6G   1.6G    51%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s1e   260M    14M   225M     6%    /var

hi Phil,
you could (and definitely should) have a separate slice for /tmp and 
eventually another one for /home too. 
If you decide to reinstall (which is the easiest approach if there's 
'not much too lose yet' on your system) just hit 'a' in the disklabel 
editor of sysinstall(8). This will create separate slices for /, 
swap, /var, /tmp and /usr, and will result in a reasonable disk layout 
for a desktop system.
If you do not want to reinstall and have free space left on your other 
hard disk, you can create a bsd partition there and one or more slices 
inside this partition (250M should be enough for /tmp under 'normal' 
circumstances). Then you can mount the new file systems under arbitrary 
mount points, move the content of /tmp (and eventually /usr/home) over 
and adjust /etc/fstab. Feel free to check back with the list if you 
want to go this way and need more detailed advice.

have fun!
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