Making use of a Windows drive

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Jul 15 15:05:31 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 05:33:52PM +0300, Razmig K wrote:
> Hello,
> I double-boot Windows XP and FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE, and my disk layout
> is as follows: Windows drive C in ad1s1, FreeBSD slice in ad1s2 and
> extended partition containing Windows drive D in ad1s3.
> I found that I no longer need to use ad1s3 as Windows drive D, so I
> would like to use that space in FreeBSD for user data.
> Is this task as simple as using sysinstall to prepare the slice,
> create partitions and define mount points for them?

Do you need partitions (bsdlabels) on ad1s3? Or to put it another way,
do you want to subdevide it in pieces that you can mount on different
mount points?

If not, you can just create a filesystem on it with 'newfs -U /dev/ad1s3',
and mount it somewhere.

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