Re: help with rezise freebsd slice
From: Dino Vliet (dino_vliet_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:44:52 -0800 (PST) To: Ion-Mihai Tetcu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ok imagine that I wanted to do this symlink thing, can
you give me a clue as to HOW TO do it? If I wanted to
resize my root directory because itís obviously too
big. How should I start and proceed?
And how should I ď symlink a part of /usr to the new
And what do you mean with the last question? I do have
a symlink for tmp to /var/tmp? Ooh, is that the thing
that does point me to the /var/tmp directory when I
type cd temp?
And what is the most efficient thing to do if I plan
to reinstall 4.9 and reinstall all of the programs I
have been using now. I have put so much time in
configuring postgresql, Diablo , XFCE and R that Iím
afraid I forgot everything and it will cost me a lot
of time to get it right againL I donít even know where
all the files are that Iíve edited to get everything
working as it is just now.
Iím thinking of using FreeBSD as the only operating
system on my laptop and want to know what the most
efficient way of installing would be, in order not to
have to do these kinds of things another time,
--- Ion-Mihai Tetcu <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 07:57:52 -0800 (PST)
> Dino Vliet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I_m running FreeBSD 4.8 on my laptop together with
> > win98 and I am pleased with the OS as from day 1.
> > However, I ran out of disk space when installing
> > gnucash. Because my FreeBSD slice is not too big,
> > resized my win98 partition and now I have 1.5 GB
> > before the FreeBSD slice free available.
> > I wanted to make FreeBSD resize a partition _on
> > fly_ but after looking at some Internet pages I
> > it seems that won_t work.
> > So now, I came up with this marvelous idea, to
> > my win98 partition in freebsd.
> This can be done easly.
> > Move the /usr directory to that partition and then
> > reinstall freebsd 4.9!!
> fat32 does not support the rwx and flags attributes
> of a unix filesysyem
> among other things, so I sugest to do a tar archive
> of usr (eventualy
> compressed with gzip/bzip2) end restore from there.
> > After that I want to get rid of the /usr directory
> > the 4.9 installation and restore the original 4.8
> > (which would then be on my windows partition)
> > directory on it. In that way I don_t have to
> > my applications (postgresql, R, diablo-jdk and
> > etc).
> If you fallow the tar path, *it might* work, but I
> think you will get I
> a lot of trubles due to the differeces betweend 4.8
> and 4.8; trubles
> like not booting or panics to app not working right
> dumping core, etc.
> > This sounds too good to be true and does anyone
> > if this will work?
> > What are the drawbacks? Can I do something else to
> > resize my /usr directory ? I only want to resize
> > FreeBSD slice and make the /usr directory bigger.
> > help or comments on this issue is welcome because
> > have to do something
> If you have space on the disk why don't you make a
> slice on andsymlink a
> part of usr (ex.: you home) to the new slice ?
> > Look at my disk :
> > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted
> > /dev/ad0s3a 984M 132M 774M 15% /
> root is way to big, about typicaly 100M should be
> enough and to be sure
> go till 250, but momre is a waste of space. You do
> have a symlink for
> tmp to /var/tmp or something ?
> > /dev/ad0s4e 1.8G 1.6G 47M 97% /usr
> > /dev/ad0s3e 441M 5.1M 401M 1% /var
> > procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc
> Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user
Do you Yahoo!?
New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing.
email@example.com mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"