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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Adding New Hard Disks

Before you can use a new hard drive, you must slice it, create filesystems, mount those filesystems, and move data to them. While FreeBSD has command-line tools that can handle all this for you, the simplest and fastest way is with sysinstall(8). We'll assume that you are adding disks to an existing system, and that your eventual goal is to move a part of your data to this disk.

Creating Slices

Your first task in preparing your new hard disk ...

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