mount 2nd HD containing running Freebsd system

Ricardo Jesus ricardo.meb.jesus at
Thu Mar 26 02:29:17 PDT 2009

Fbsd1 wrote:
> Ricardo Jesus wrote:
>> Fbsd1 wrote:
>>> I have run out of space on my running 7.1 system. I have a 2nd HD 
>>> containing 6.1 that I want to mount and use the 80gb /usr slice.
>>> What is the mount command to use?
>>> Thinking   mount /dev/ad1 /mnt  but un-sure how this handles the 6.1 
>>> slices on that HD.
>> Read up 
>> namely entries 9.1 and 9.2. Very detailed and helpful stuff.
> None of that was helpfull. Found post in questions archives from 1992 
> that gave me pointer to correct direction.
> Here is the solution I used.
>  ls /dev/ad*   listed all the slices on both HDs.
>  mount /dev/ad1s1f /mnt    mounted the /usr dir from the second HD just 
> like i wanted.
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My interpretation of your original post was that you wanted to move /usr 
to the 2nd HD ;) So I pointed to 2 FAQs that addressed the matter.

Anyways glad that you worked it out.


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