adding unused disk space for FreeBSD

Leon Messner lwlbsd at
Sat Jul 9 16:25:19 GMT 2005

On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 01:04:01PM +0000, carlo.matteotti at wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a FreeBSD slice (/dev/ad4s3) on which my FreeBSD system lives and
> some unused free diskspace (resulting from deletion of another OS (no names
> :-))) on the harddisk. I'd like to use this free diskspace with FreeBSD.
> I was unable to figure out how to do that using 'fdisk and friends'.
IMHO the fastest way is using either sysinstall or fdisk to
delete the old "no names" slice and create a FreeBSD (type 165/0xA5)
slice. After that you can create partition(s) within that new slice
using disklabel/sysinstall. You should fsck the partition afterwards.
Pay attention to your orig. FreeBSD slice while doing this and have a
bootable rescue CD near you.



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