Aloha Nicholas
Thanks for responding. I had just received a hint
about growfs and while reading that I found out 
about newfs. I have indeed performed the newfs and 
can now mount /dev/da1s4f.
Would it be possible to use growfs to add the new 
slice to /usr?
If not, I will follow your instructions in this 
email.
Thanks again.
Robert


> 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
> 

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