Subject: Re: adding multiple partitions?
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: James Hartley <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2007 15:06:18
On 9/6/07, Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 12:09:39PM -0700, James Hartley wrote:
> > 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).

Thanks, Geert & Chavdar both for replying.

As for editing /etc/fstab, doesn't this require a reboot?  What if a
sizable USB drive is temporarily added to a system?  If it has a swap
partition, is there a way to use it without rebooting?