switching IDE controllers
mwm-dated-1049488639.1fe3a5 at mired.org
Sun Mar 30 12:37:22 PST 2003
In <000701c2f6f5$17434460$0a00000a at noodlexp>, kirt <krs at gaultopia.org> typed:
> i've checked the handbook, man pages, web, etc. for info regarding
> this and i'm still not entirely sure as to how i should go about it.
Yes you are.
> i want to take ad4, which is where FreeBSD is installed and all of my
> main partitions are (/ , /var , /tmp , /usr , and the swap), and move
> it to the on-board controller. the other 3 drives are nothing but
> data for samba shares.
> i've gathered that i will have to change the mount points in
> /etc/fstab to reflect the new drive location (ad0), but past that i
> am unsure as to what all needs to be done to have the machine boot
That should do it. You may have to tweak the BIOS boot settings so it
boots from the new ad0. I don't have the hardware you do, so I can't
While you're adding new drives, I'd recommend adding a second swap
partition. Letting the kernel interleave paging across two drives
improves paging performance. If you're not paging, it doesn't matter.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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