I am pretty new to FreeBSD and have installed 2.1.6 onto an old 486
that was collecting dust in the basement. I am using this maching as a
Good way to start.
my problem is that the machine only had a 300 meg hard drive at the time
of installation. I have since acquired a 1.2 Gb drive and was wondering
if it was possible to transfer the contents of the 300 meg drive over to
the 1.2 gig drive. I dont want to lose any of the data, or keep the 300
meg drive in the system, so re-installing to the 1.2 Gb drive is not an
option. Any help appreciated, thanks.
Yeah, should be pretty easy. You will want to format the 1.2gig as a
FreeBSD disk partitioned as you like, then just bulk-copy the partitions
over one at a time. My disk formatting tutorial at
http://www.freebsd.org/tutorials/diskformat should have all the
information you need. Considering that I did exactly the same thing when
I wrote the tutorial, it should work for you :)