How to install with journaled /?

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Sat Dec 22 02:46:11 PST 2007

On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 11:07:29AM +0100, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
> Hello,
> my problem is that I cannot really turn on gjournal for existing 
> filesystems, just only if the journal is placed onto another partition. So, 
> how can I make a journaled root filesystem? I have to do the partitioning 
> manually, since sysinstall does not support that. But how can I do that 
> easily? The livefs CD does not work, there is no gjournal utility there. 
> I'd give FreeSBIE or Frenzy a try, but their existing releases are based on 
> 6.2, not 7.0, thus no gjournal there. Do you have any ideas? How did you 
> solve such a problem?
> Thanks in advance,
> -- 
> Gabor Kovesdan
> FreeBSD Volunteer
> EMAIL: gabor at .:|:. gabor at
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Only way that I have found - crossinstall system to another HDD, boot
from it and make required changes. Sadly enough, /stand/geom isn't aware
of journal class, returning `Invalid class name'.


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