adding an "old' disk as a new mount point?

Jeff D. Hamann jeff.hamann at
Wed Jun 14 21:11:33 UTC 2006

I'm sure this is a very RTFM question, but I'm getting a little lost in the 
minutae about just exactly what I'm looking for.

I've got an "old" freebsd 4.4 system (single hard disk) and a new server 
with 6.0 installed. The new system is working just fine and I would like to 
install the disk from the old server as a data disk in the new machine for a 
little while until I can kick it loose and use it for new data. What am I 
looking for becuase each time I try to search the internet for the question, 
i get results about adding brand new disks, adding swap space or converting 

I'm thinking I can simply plug in the older drive, find out what partition 
it's been named and then count it like I would any other mount point, 
provided I create the infrustructure to do that (creat mount point, fstab, 

Is it that simple, or should I be afaid, very afraid...


Jeff D. Hamann
Forest Informatics, Inc.

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