On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 08:11:19AM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 08:57:36AM +0200, Alain G. Fabry wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I've partitioned my HD into 3 partitions.
> > 
> > One is currently running FreeBSD6.2, the second has my data files (home 
> > directories).
> > On the third I would like to install FreeBSD-current to play around a 
> > bit and get more familiar with the OS.
> > 
> > Is it possible after the installation of current on the 3rd partition 
> > that I can use my data files
> > (home directories) without messing up the permissions/etc?
> > 
> > So finally I would like to have Multiboot (FreeBSD 6.2 and Current) which 
> > both use the same userspace (second partition)
> 
> Sure, no problem.    Just make a mount point for it and put it in /etc/fstab
> in both versions.
> 
> Note, that I believe you are speaking of 'slices' when you say 'partition'.
> In FreeBSD UNIX world, the slice is the major division on the disk that
> is numbered 1..4 and a partition is a subdivision of a slice, labeled a..h.
> 
> So, maybe your have 6.2 installed in da0s1[a..h] and that extra data
> written to da0s2a and plan to install 'current' to da0s3[a..h].
> 
> ////jerry
> 
> > 
> > Please let me know if this is not clear.
> 
> Other than the possible conflicting use of the term partition, it is
> clear.
> 
> ////jerry
> 
> 
Indeed, slices is what I mean (still ignorent windows user ;-) 

Thanks, I'll try this out.

> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Alain
> > 
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