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Date:      Sun, 29 Sep 1996 14:16:29 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Mark Cheeseman <>
Subject:   Re: Adding a second disk - what am I missing?
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On Sun, 29 Sep 1996, Mark Cheeseman wrote:

> I've installed and run FreeBSD on several systems but until now, I've 
> never had occasion to add an extra hard drive to an existing system. 
> Now I do, and can't get it to work:-(

This is a continually evolving topic...

> I'm following the entry in the FAQ titled "How can I add my new hard 
> disk to my FreeBSD system?", but am not getting very far. I've 
> partitioned and labelled the new drive (a single file system over the 
> whole drive) using /stand/sysinstall. That much seems to be fine...


> Then the FAQ says "newfs /dev/sd0s1". I get two errors at this point: 
> the first says it's not a character-special device (if I use 
> /dev/rsd0s1 I get around this problem). The next message is a little 
> less helpful: "newfs: /dev/sd0s1: `1' partition is unavailable".

You need to specify a BSD partition, ie a,d,e etc.  I assume you're using
the entire disk and don't want to partition it, so newfs the a drive:

newfs /dev/rsd0s1a

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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