9.0 install and journaling

R Skinner rocky at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sat Dec 10 10:09:54 UTC 2011

I bit the bullet and installed the rc3, after spending half the day 
fighting to get atheros 9285 working on a new laptop. I have to do 
another as well, so...

After recovering myself from the shock of the new bsdinstall (not bad. A 
little confusing after using sysinstall for so long), I installed the 
system with 1 (thats right One! Ah ha ha) partition - yet another shock 
to figure through. What I'm staggered about is I was using fdisk to 
setup journaling on the usr and var partitions.

So I went to the handbook. I'm still a little confused though: can one 
still setup the usr and var (and so forth)? It said you possibly could, 
but it escaped me as to how. And before I do- I looked up journaling on 
9. I couldn't quite get to the bottom of whether it is or isn't 
available/standard, or how to determine its happening. I'm only 
interested because of unexpected shutdowns/battery dead on the laptop- I 
also have 500G which is a while to wait for fsck. Speed I'd like, but I 
have to consider system integrity first.

Little light, please?


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