How does Sysinstall Mount File Systems?

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Feb 2 22:10:59 UTC 2010

On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:56:17 -0600, Martin McCormick <martin at> wrote:
> How does one tell sysinstall to use an existing disk that is
> already formatted?

If I interpret your question correctly, you are intending to
ask how sysinstall can install on an already sliced, partitioned
and formatted disk; is this correct?

You chose "Custom" for the installation. In the partition
editor, you assign the the located partitions to the functional
subtrees (/, swap, /tmp, /var, /usr, /home - or any layout you
want) and make sure that they are of the type "UFS+S" (except
/ which is usually "UFS" without S), and the format option is
set to "N" which will cause sysinstall not to format the

In other words: It's obvious - you just use the disk. :-)

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