On Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:51:15 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote: > It is possible to mount filesystems manually from the shell and have > bsdinstall continue with the install without formatting them. It's been > a while since I tried that, and I don't recall the exact details. > bsdinstall(8) suggests it may be as easy as just having the existing > filesystems mounted at /mnt. Still, not something to try without a > backup.
So if I understand everything correctly, the "decision logic" is -- when partitions do already exist -- as follows: a) existing partitions not mounted: run newfs mount partitions copy files b) existing partitions mounted: do not run newfs copy files The installer itself doesn't seem to give a hint about this logic, even though the manual _might_ suggest it. I haven't examined the source code to fully verify this logic, even though it would be a reasonable approach. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"