Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.5.2 CD install over multiple disks
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
Date: 12/12/2001 18:51:51
Eric Ekong wrote:
> Has anyone been able to successfully install NetBSD over a number of
> disks? Here is my situation and my proposed setup.
> 3 Drives
> Drive 1 Drive 2 Drive 3
> ------- -------- -------
> 3G / 30G /home 4G swap
> 4G /usr
> 3G /var
> 9g /storage
The installation won't write into /home, so don't create a partition
for it during installation. Post-installation you can create the
/home partition on drive 2, put a filesystem on it and add it to
Similarly with swap: you don't need to create a swap partition during
the install, and you can add the swap partition on the third disk
afterwards and add it to /etc/fstab.
If you wanted to spread /var and /usr around it would be harder, but
/home and swap are easy.