FreeBSD filesystem types
sdafreebsduk at rowyerboat.com
Thu May 17 10:34:50 BST 2007
I've just added a 2nd hard disk to FreeBSD 6.2, and partitioned/labelled
it through sysinstall. The help I followed suggested that FreeBSD
prefers to use various letters for various mount points. Eg.
a - /
e - /tmp
f - /usr
d - /var
Are these filesystems given letters, purely for ease of identification
or are the filesystems different in any way? /usr is by far the largest
partition in my case
When sysinstall had finished with the new disk, it gave it a letter of
d, as if it were a /var type. Is this right/wrong, and why?
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