On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Polytropon wrote:
On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:24:30 -0400, Kenta Suzumoto wrote:
Hi all. Is it possible to install FreeBSD without formatting the disk?
Yes. The installer supports not formatting existing partitions.
The file system characteristica will be kept, possible content
will overwritten. Note that "superfluous content" will also be
kept, except of course you previously remove everything.
sysinstall supported that, but AFAIK bsdinstall does not.
I have one directory of data that I want to keep.
You should still make a backup, because "I want to keep" does
imply exactly that in regards of an OS installation. :-)
Absolutely. With no backup, only one tiny thing can go wrong and the
data is gone.
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