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Pete Jenkins
I have a suggestion for a change to the install documentation. When you discuss recommended partition sizes, you talk about that if you don't partition all of your space it's easy to do later. I couldn't figure out exactly how to do this but I eventually figured it out. I had created a new partition using disklabel and modified my fstab, but what I didn't realize and didn't find in the documentation was that you had to use newfs to create a new filesystem on that partition. if you added that to one of the following pages it might help people out. Thanks for your time.

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq10.html#DupFS
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html


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Ray Lai
On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 09:52:33AM -0800, Pete Jenkins wrote:

> I have a suggestion for a change to the install documentation.
> When you discuss recommended partition sizes, you talk about that
> if you don't partition all of your space it's easy to do later. I
> couldn't figure out exactly how to do this but I eventually figured
> it out. I had created a new partition using disklabel and modified
> my fstab, but what I didn't realize and didn't find in the documentation
> was that you had to use newfs to create a new filesystem on that
> partition. if you added that to one of the following pages it might
> help people out. Thanks for your time.
>
> http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq10.html#DupFS
> http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html

Those links don't really tell how to create and format new partitions.
A better link would be:

        http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq14.html#NewDisk

However that does not fully answer the question either.  Instead I
have made the ``easy to add new partitions later'' instructions
more explicit.  I also added links to the man pages and smoothed
out the "No problem, problem solved" bit.

Comments?

-Ray-

Index: faq4.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/www/faq/faq4.html,v
retrieving revision 1.216
diff -u -r1.216 faq4.html
--- faq4.html 27 Dec 2005 01:34:47 -0000 1.216
+++ faq4.html 7 Feb 2006 22:16:11 -0000
@@ -1040,9 +1040,13 @@
 
 Now, if you add those up, you will see over 10G of space is unused!
 Unused space won't hurt anything, and it gives us flexibility to enlarge
-things in the future if need be.  Need more <i>/tmp</i>?  No problem,
-create a new one in the unused space, change <i>/etc/fstab</i> and
-problem solved.
+things in the future if need be.  Need more <i>/tmp</i>?
+Create a new partition in the unused space, format the new partition with
+<a href="http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=newfs&amp;sektion=8"
+>newfs(8)</a>, and change
+<a href="http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=fstab&amp;sektion=5"
+><i>/etc/fstab</i></a> to mount the new partition onto <i>/tmp</i>.
+Problem solved.
 
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Nick Holland
Ray Lai wrote:
...
> However that does not fully answer the question either.  Instead I
> have made the ``easy to add new partitions later'' instructions
> more explicit.  I also added links to the man pages and smoothed
> out the "No problem, problem solved" bit.
>
> Comments?

how about "Clearly better, and committed"? :)

Nick.