freebsd8.2 with /etc mount point can't run correctly

Eduardo Morras emorrasg at
Tue May 28 11:40:18 UTC 2013

On Tue, 28 May 2013 12:57:41 +0430
s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:

> hello all,
> i want to install freebsd8.2 with different partitions. i want to have
> a separated partition for /etc. therefore this is my partitions: / ,
> /var, /etc. /tmp, /usr, swap.
> but after installing, freebsd can not run correctly and have problem
> with fstab. i checked my fstab file (fstab file in /etc partition) and
> every thing is ok. i think i should do something in order to use fstab
> file in different mount point. is it true? what should i do to have a
> freebsd with a separate /etc mount point?
> any comments are appreciated.

No, starting in single user mode mount / only and will fail to start. I, and others for sure, use single user mode for recovery faulty systems. But as always, they are your feet ;)

What's wrong with /usr/local/etc ? It can be wherever you want and have whatever you need.

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