adding a second hard drive

adding a second hard drive

Post by Ricky Cha » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00



This question may have been asked before but as my news server has only JUST
been setup I need to know this answer really quickly and the on line
documents at www.freebsd.org wasn't much of a help.

The problem I seem to have is installing a second hard drive for using just
for the location /usr/news/articles/spool.

I have a Seagate SCSI 2.1G (ST32151N) Hard drive which the drivers can find,
the problem is after following the procedure outline at www.freebsd.org I
get to divide partition according to taste, so I select to have the WHOLE
drive dedicated for the mount point said above.

The procedure say write it out, guess what happens now??? I get a system
core dump.
The debug file doesn't shed any light either.

I am running Freebsd 2.1.6 (stable)

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Ricky Chan:

Web: http://www.come.net.uk/~ricky

 
 
 

adding a second hard drive

Post by Michael Pee » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00


[ snip ]

Quote:> The procedure say write it out, guess what happens now??? I get a system
> core dump.
> The debug file doesn't shed any light either.

> I am running Freebsd 2.1.6 (stable)

Use the boot floppy!  It was the only way I could get it to work!

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> Ricky Chan:

> Web: http://www.come.net.uk/~ricky


 
 
 

adding a second hard drive

Post by Ricky Cha » Thu, 16 Jan 1997 04:00:00





>[ snip ]
>> The procedure say write it out, guess what happens now??? I get a system
>> core dump.
>> The debug file doesn't shed any light either.

>> I am running Freebsd 2.1.6 (stable)

>Use the boot floppy!  It was the only way I could get it to work!

>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Ricky Chan:

>> Web: http://www.come.net.uk/~ricky

Yes It doesn't do the system dump any more but I still have problems like it
insists that I have a swap  annd root partition which I don't need as bsd is
run from 1st SCSI disk and this is only for storing news data!!!
 
 
 

adding a second hard drive

Post by J Wuns » Sun, 19 Jan 1997 04:00:00



> I have a Seagate SCSI 2.1G (ST32151N) Hard drive which the drivers can find,
> the problem is after following the procedure outline at www.freebsd.org I
> get to divide partition according to taste, so I select to have the WHOLE
> drive dedicated for the mount point said above.
> I am running Freebsd 2.1.6 (stable)

The short way:

        dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rsd1 count=100  # wipe old junk, just in case
        disklabel -Brw sd1 auto
        disklabel -e sd1        # edit your partitions as you want
        newfs -d0 /dev/rsd1a    # etc.
        vi /etc/fstab
        mount -a -t ufs -u

...and you should be done.

--
cheers, J"org


Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

 
 
 

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