FreeBSD 9.3 new install problems ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Sat Aug 2 23:05:04 UTC 2014

On 08/02/14 16:30, kpneal at wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 02, 2014 at 04:08:13PM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> root FS, I want every available byte available for duty. Is there any
>> way to delete what's under /usr on the fly before the mount of the /usr
>> stripe to recover that space back for the rest of the install ? I have
>> only done the base install as of now, will be installing X, XFCE, LXDE,
>> & who knows what else ....
> In single-user mode:
> mount -a
> rm -rf /usr
> mkdir /usr
> You can use df on "/" and "/usr/." to make sure you are deleting the
> correct /usr tree.
> Alternate method with mounting only "/" as read-write:
> mount -u -o rw /
> rm -rf /usr
> mkdir /usr
> Personally, I always run fsck on a filesystem before I mount it. Nowadays
> you don't have to, but I still do it just to be extra safe.

Thanks, that worked about 99% AOK, good enough for me ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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