setup journaling for root partition

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Wed May 22 05:53:25 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:14 PM, s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:

> thanks guys for your attentions.
> i want to setup journaling in FreeBSD 8.2. i compare soft-update and
> journaling and choose journaling (it is more suitable for my goals).
> i want to enable journaling for all my partitions. i can do it for all
> partitions except root in single user mode. i can not do it for root
> because i can not unmount root in single user mode.
No, but you don't need to.  In single user mode, root is mounted read-only.
 You can run tunefs on the root fs device.

- M

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