modify existing partitions - newbie
sarav_gsa at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 27 21:49:15 PST 2005
--- Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>
> > Hai,
> > I just needed to delete some partitions(ad0s1e &
> > ad0s1f) in my existing slice(ad0s1) and recreate
> > some changes.
> > 1) I tried using 'sysinstll --> Config --> Label'
> > then delete e & f , but this couldn't write. It
> > 'unable to write data on ad0' . What is the
> > 2) Tried using 'disklabel -e ad0s1', then a file
> > opens. I deleted the last two lines(e & f) and
> > Now it shows as the following
> > # /dev/ad0s1:
> > 8 partitions:
> > # size offset fstype [fsize bsize
> > bps/cpg]
> > a: 41943040 0 4.2BSD 2048 16384
> > b: 4194304 83886080 swap
> > c: 320159322 0 unused 0 0
> > # "raw" part, don't edit
> > d: 41943040 41943040 4.2BSD 2048 16384
> > Is it the correct way to delete the partitions?
> First guess is not having permission.
> It should be done in single user mode.
> Second guess is the partition you want to delete is
> I have never tried to modify partitions on the disk
> with root on it,
> so maybe that presents special problems. You may
> need to boot
> from something else - live CD for example.
Now I tried to create new partitions on the free space
of the existing slice in single mode, but I am getting
the same error as 'unable to write data on ad0' . I am
doing this in root user only. What are all the
permissions should I have for this?
Or please suggest me to create a partition in another
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