Subject: Re: adding multiple partitions?
To: James Hartley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 09/06/2007 22:31:27
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 12:09:39PM -0700, James Hartley wrote:
> 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).
You have to add the new swapspace in /etc/fstab. See man fstab(5).