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

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Wed Jun 14 21:20:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 02:10:52PM -0700, 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...

Yes, it should be that simple.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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