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

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Wed Jun 14 21:15:05 UTC 2006

On Jun 14, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Jeff D. Hamann wrote:

> 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 filesystems...
> 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, etc.)
> Is it that simple, or should I be afaid, very afraid...

Sounds like a plan to me.  I've done that  before


> Thanks,
> Jeff.
> -- 
> Jeff D. Hamann
> Forest Informatics, Inc.
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