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Date:      Fri, 04 Oct 1996 20:54:45 +0200
From:      Sergios <>
Subject:   help on newfs and a new partition
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please somebody help me. I have a 700 Mb free space on wd1 and I want to move
/usr/local there. with other unices I have made a mount <mynewpartition>
/mnt and
(cd /usr/local; tar cf - .)|(cd /mnt; tar xfv -)

but I read the handbook and the faq and still cannot understand why a simple
newfs /dev/wd1s2 does not work......what is disklabel and why should I  use
it? isnt there a simpler way? this /etc/disk* stuff is worse than editing a


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