On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 07:25:50PM +0200, Kyrre Nygard wrote: > At 12:29 17.05.2006, David Stanford wrote: > > >Maybe I'm confused as to what you're looking to do. If you're looking to > >copy data from (or all of) /home to /var, it obviously won't be able to > >hold > >anymore than 248MB; and it seems like you have much more data than that. > > > >And avoiding the /usr slice won't help with upgrading as you will need to > >reinstall a new /usr slice anyway using the 6.1-RELEASE disc. Much of the > >system is located in /usr... > > > >If you have more than 248MB worth of data you need to save, and upgrading > >is > >absolutely necessary, I would suggest just ponying up the $40.00 and > >getting > >an external hard drive to back up the data. Then do a fresh install. > > I don't know where /var got into the picture, but what I'm trying to do is > to > reinstall FreeBSD while keeping /usr/home/awad on ad4s1f intact. All files > and folders except /usr/home/awad I will have deleted manually. > > I wonder if this is possible ...
Just do an upgrade install from sysinstall, this has been supported for many years. Kris
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