On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Ross Penner wrote:
I have a lot of data on my /usr partition that I would rather not have to
backup and then readd to the system. is there a way I can reinstall and
leave parts of the file system intact? I assume that I can use the same
partitions but I'm worried that reinstalling will clean the partitions.

As long as your /usr is on a separate partition, you can choose to mount it at some other point and not format while re-installing FreeBSD. I don't recollect the exact steps off-hand, but I remember there being a "Toggle NewFS" or something like that option on the screen where you make partitions. Just toggle it off and the partition won't get formatted.

Hope that helps.

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