Multiple FreeBSD-installations on one harddisk?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Fri Feb 27 08:50:51 PST 2004

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 17:23:13 +0100
a at wrote:

> In order to run two (different) versions of FreeBSD on one Harddisk
> (4.9 and 5.2) are there any special caveats/pitfalls besides having a
> separate slice for every installation?

If you want to be able to access 5.2 partitions from 4.9 you should use
UFS1 on both (the default being 2 for 5.x). Try browsing sys/ufs cvs or
cvs-src@ arvhives, I vaguely remember a commit about a flag to help fsck
for this kind of setup.
> Anything special to take care of during installation (esp. when
> installing the second FreeBSD?)
> Is it possible to use the same swap-partition for both instances of
> BSD? 

Yes. You should however pay attention to core's produce but the other

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