moving to larger drive

David Kelly dkelly at
Sat Sep 11 15:58:05 PDT 2004

On Sep 11, 2004, at 3:46 PM, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> could You help me in commands used to
> 1) create disklabel and mbr on blank disk
> 2) install boot loader
> manually
> ?

There is nothing wrong with running sysinstall(8) on a live system. Can 
even be run remotely via ssh. Suggest you skip down to the (C)onfigure 
menu. Use (F)disk and (L)abel. Put your new partitions under /mnt/ or 
someplace separate from your running system filespace. Use (W)rite once 
you have things the way you desire. Then exit from sysinstall(8).

Double check your /etc/fstab after, as sysinstall usually updates it 
when new filesystems are created, else you may be surprised at the next 
boot. Also appends stuff at the tail of /etc/rc.conf.

The manpage says:

      The sysinstall utility is essentially nothing more than a 
monolithic C
      program with the ability to write MBRs and disk labels ...

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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