do i need to reinstall
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Mar 19 06:58:58 PST 2005
jrrelay at juno.com wrote:
>i recently bought a new and larger hard drive for my computer. i put it
>the machine as '/dev/ad3'. while educating myself about this new drive,
>i installed freebsd 5.3 on one of the slices. i am ready to eliminate
>the old 'ad0' and want to move the new drive so it will become
>'/dev/ad0'. will BSD operate in its new location without any changes to
>the configuration files? perhaps '/etc/fstab', and what else? or should
>i just reinstall freebsd after i have reconfigured the machine?
>jrrelay at juno.com
Well, a reinstall would certainly work, but it's so "Windozy" ;-)
What does /etc/fstab look like now? And maybe what
does `mount` say?
One thing is certain .... the new drive would need
the FreeBSD MBR (or another boot loader) at the
very least; you didn't mention where you were booting
from, (but I assume from the new disk?)
Worst case scenario: you get to learn a lot about
the bootstrap process. IIRC, that's currently chapter
12 in the Handbook (www.freebsd.org/handbook).
Good advice: backup personal data, regardless
of what you choose to do....
Sorry I can't give you more help, but as a relative newb
myself, I'll have to leave the real answers to the "real men"
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