Adding a partition
j65nko at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 11:49:28 PST 2005
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:36:08 +0101, David J. Weller-Fahy
<dave-lists-freebsd-questions at weller-fahy.com> wrote:
> I left about 26GB free on my 80GB hard drive. Having found a use for
> that space, I now want to add a partition. I've not added one by hand,
> and /stand/sysinstall gives me a 'cannot write to ...' message, so I
> want confirmation that what I'm about to do won't crump on me. ;]
> System is two 80GB ATA hard drives on a 'Promise PDC20269 UDMA133
> controller' (according to dmesg), with one on each channel (both
> master). I'm running software raid using atacontrol.
> My current partition table follows:
> dave[tigger]~> sudo bsdlabel ar0s1
> # /dev/ar0s1:
> 8 partitions:
> # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
> a: 1048576 0 4.2BSD 2048 16384 8
> b: 2097152 1048576 swap
> c: 156296322 0 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't edit
> d: 73400320 30408704 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28544
> e: 2097152 3145728 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
> f: 12582912 5242880 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
> g: 12582912 17825792 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
> To use up the unused space, I believe I need to add the following line:
> h: 52487298 103809024 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
> Could someone who's done that before confirm whether that looks right?
First you need to create a FreeBSD slice with fdisk, say /dev/ar0s2.
Only then you can disklabel that /dev/ar0s2.
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