Subject: 36GB / , help!
To: None <>
From: Piotr Stolc <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2003 20:49:42
I have one machine with base NetBSD 1.6.1 installed with only one fs - 36GB

16 partitions:
#        size    offset     fstype  [fsize bsize cpg/sgs]
 a:  70589547        63     4.2BSD   4096 32768    64   # (Cyl.    0*- 4393)
 b:   1057622  70589610       swap                      # (Cyl. 4394 - 4459*)

the problem is that I don't have physical access to that machine.
on / is only NetBSD base system without any packages and data - only 166MB

is there any way to preserve first sectors on / to install new kernel in
the future? or maybe there is a method to shrink rw-mounted fs?

can I create there a new root partition located at <1024 without crashing
system - I just want to copy basesystem there, modify disklabel to the new
sd0a point and reboot.
on which sectors I should create that fs to be sure it will boot?

I don't have any other ideas what could I do...please, help me!