Reinstall without reformat
freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Oct 14 14:12:22 UTC 2013
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:51:15 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> It is possible to mount filesystems manually from the shell and have
> bsdinstall continue with the install without formatting them. It's been
> a while since I tried that, and I don't recall the exact details.
> bsdinstall(8) suggests it may be as easy as just having the existing
> filesystems mounted at /mnt. Still, not something to try without a
So if I understand everything correctly, the "decision logic"
is -- when partitions do already exist -- as follows:
a) existing partitions not mounted:
b) existing partitions mounted:
do not run newfs
The installer itself doesn't seem to give a hint about
this logic, even though the manual _might_ suggest it.
I haven't examined the source code to fully verify this
logic, even though it would be a reasonable approach.
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