> > The last time I edited this file my system ceased to boot. I have made what > looks to me like a valid entry. This is the same thing I entered in last > time. I am not going to save this but does it look valid to anyone out there? > > > # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# > /dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0 > /dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1 > /dev/ad0s1f /tmp ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad0s1g /usr ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/ad0s1e /var ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/acd0c /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0 > /dev/acd1c /cdrom1 cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0 > > This is the line I added > /dev/ad1s1 /disk2 ufs rw 2 2
Well, did you really create a file system on ad1s1 - the whole slice. Probably, best if you also go in to disklabel(8) and make at least one partition on that slice. do "disklabel -e -r ad1s1" Edit the file. I think it should come up with a c: line that has a type called 'unused' (it has been quite a while since I added a virgin disk so my memory may be flakey here). It would look something like: c: 78059835 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 4858) Copy that c: line and hange it to something like: a: 78059835 0 4.2BSD 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 4858) Leave all the numbers the same - just change the 'c:' to 'a:' and the 'unused' to '4.2BSD' Then use newfs(8) to create a filesystem on it: do "newfs /dev/ad1s1a" If the number of inodes it automatically creates or some other such thing doesn't suit you, then you will need to insert some parameters on the newfs command, but usually just the bare newfs like that will work just fine. and then put the following in your fstab: /dev/ad1s1a /disk2 ufs rw 2 2 I think you can talk to it as the whole slice without a partition but it is not the usual way and not worth bothering with so, just do as indicated. If you are using /stand/sysinstall to run the fdisk, disklabel and newfs commands for you, then make the related decisions - eg create one large slice for FreeBSD on the ad1 disk, don't make it bootable or have any MBR (that's fdisk), then partition the slice with just one partition (a), use the 'c' for create partition and then just put all the blocks in to it and make it a file system (FS) with the mount point you want to use (that covers the disklabel, newfs and editing fstab). Back out and select Commit and it should take care of everything else for you. Some prefer sysinstall but I generally prefer doing the fdisk, disklabel, newfs and fstab myself for disks beyond the initial install slice. It's that control thing. ////jerry > > proc /proc procfs rw 0 0 > > -- > Thank you, > Joshua > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"