Adding a 2nd disk without messing with the 1st
racerx at makeworld.com
Wed Mar 9 05:55:47 PST 2005
Chris Hill wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Chris wrote:
>> I have a 5.3 system that has an 80 gig drive. I wish to add another to
>> it. What's the best (easiest) way to expand this with little to no
>> effect on the current drive.
> You want this second disk for extra storage, right? Not for dual-boot or
> Assuming extra storage, you could do what I did: Shut down the machine,
> install the second disk, power up the machine. Once you're booted, look
> at dmesg to see how the new drive was detected (maybe ad4? depends on
> your mobo's controllers and how/where the new disk was connected). I
> then ran /stand/sysinstall (this was back in the 4.x days) and created
> and newfs'd one big partition on the new disk. Then did #mkdir /usr1,
> and added an entry to /etc/fstab:
> /dev/ad5s1c /usr1 ufs rw 2 2
> ...and suddenly there was another 160GB available under /usr1. Effect on
> the first drive: zero.
> HTH... YMMV.
> Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
> ** [ Busy Expunging <|> ]
Ok - seems easy enough - however, what if I want to move /usr/home to
this new drive?
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