Subject: adding multiple partitions?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Hartley <email@example.com>
Date: 09/06/2007 12:09:39
The following discusses how to add a disk to an existing system:
However, this document only mentions the addition of a single slice.
This generates three questions:
0. disklabel asks for the starting offset in: [0c, 0s, 0M]. Is the
expected response only in cylinders, or sectors, or megabytes, or do
all three values need to be specified?
1. Is the same true for the partition size?
2. If a swap partition is specified on a new disk, what needs to be
done to notify the system that it is to split the existing swap across
two disks? ie. I created two partitions on a new disk, swap &
4.2BSD. After mounting the 4.2BSD partition, I saw no change in the
amount of swap reported by top(1).
Thanks for any candor shared.