Help with editing partition tables
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Mon May 17 05:38:56 PDT 2004
On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 01:21:44PM +0200, platanthera typed:
> 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.
When you say partition, you really mean slice and vice-versa.
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