On Wednesday 19 May 2004 08:17 pm, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > When I tried using bsdlabel without any options I got an error. > So I then did a "bsdlabel -w da1s4" and the a "bsdlabel -e da1s4" > and edited what I believe are the correct numbers for this slice. > Now when I do the "bsdlabel da1s4" with no options, I get > > # /dev/da1s4: > 8 partitions: > # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] > c: 8980335 0 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, > don't edit f: 8980319 16 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552 > > > I still get the above error when trying to mount this slice. > > To sum it up. > > Is it possible to mount, copy and change the /usr partition? > > If so, how do I correct the super block problem so I can mount? > > Or, is there a much easier way and I have been spinning my wheels for > the last 6 hours?
Perhaps I've missed a step, but it seems that you never did a newfs / dev/da1s4f. If not, that would be an obvious explanation for the incorrect super block error. At any rate, it is pretty easy to copy data from usr to a new slice and change fstab. I do it on occasion. I would recommend making a copy of fstab that has the da1s4f as the /usr partition. I do a tunefs -n enable on the new filesystem device. Then, I boot into single user mode, mount -ro /usr and mount -rw /newusr (and I even mount /var if I need to do editing with vi.) I then tar or copy the files over (dump works, too). After all that's done, umount /usr and umount /newusr. Copy the new version of fstab to /etc/fstab, and try a mount /usr or mount -a. If there are no errors, you should be able to hit control-d and finish the boot procedure. Nicholas > > TIA > > Robert > > P.S. Here's what bsdlabel on da1s2 looks like; > > bsd-desktop# bsdlabel da1s2 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"