How to access filesystem on 2nd disk ...

Kiffin Gish kiffin at
Tue Nov 22 14:42:13 GMT 2005

I installed freeBSD 5.4 on a system with two hard disks, which I plan to
use as a dedicated fileserver, and following the default sysinstall
setup I have this:

root at fileserver# df -h
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a    248M     35M    193M    15%    /
devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/ad0s1e    248M     12K    228M     0%    /tmp
/dev/ad0s1f     35G    573M     31G     2%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1d    248M    1.4M    226M     1%    /var

I have three questions:

1/ What's the best way to partition my second 20MB hard disk?

2/ Should I dedicate the whole thing to one mount point, say
called /extra?

3/ Do I also need swap space on the 2nd drive?

Thanks alot in advance as usual.

Kiffin Gish
Gouda, The Netherlands

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