Migrating from Linux (keeping partitions at install time)
david.chanters at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 7 22:05:27 UTC 2009
I am considering switching from Debian Linux to FreeBSD. I am
wondering if at install time, sysinstall is able to allow me to keep
"/home" from my Debian installation. "/home" on Debian is currently a
separate partition in its own right, mounted as RXT3. I only have the
one hard disk in my machine.
1. Can the installer be told to not touch "/home" at install time (I
appreciate I would have to ensure I mapped the current /dev/hda2
terminology to slices in BSD parlance)
2. Does the fact that this is an EXT3 partition matter? (I have read
FreeBSD supports ext2, and ext3 is just ext2 with a journal, so it can
be mounted as ext2 if needed).
3. Is it possible/beneficial to convert this to UFS once FreeBSD is installed?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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