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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