4.9-STABLE - need to mount USB hard drive, create partition, newfs, etc

P.U.Kruppa root at pukruppa.de
Mon Nov 7 03:44:30 GMT 2005

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Daniel C. Mahoney wrote:

> I've got a 4.9-STABLE system. I have a 250GB USB hard drive, and I'd like to 
> create a UFS file system on it then mount it. It had an ext2 file system on 
> it, but deleted it before taking it off the Linux box. 
> I've tried working with disklabel and fdisk, but I don't seem to be 
> understanding the man pages since I'm not getting anywhere. The system *is* 
> seeing the drive as /dev/da0. 
> Can anyone offer me directions on what I've got to do? 
Did you try
   # /stand/sysinstall

This will give you the FreeBSD installation menu and you should 
be able to setup partitions and formatting.

Good Luck,


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