On Wednesday, 23 July 2003 at  9:19:16 -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote:
> At 2003-07-23T13:51:28Z, Eivind Olsen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>
>> There's no data on the disks that I want/have to keep. Is it at all
>> possible to configure Vinum and then install FreeBSD or will I have to
>> install FreeBSD first and then "convert" to Vinum-volumes by manually
>> editing the disklabel (with bsdlabel), calculating offsets etc.?
>
> I've had great success with configuring an initial tiny partition as '/' and
> doing a minimal installation (and I mean *minimal*, as in, there's nothing
> else you can remove and still have it boot).  The first step after booting
> the new system is then configuring vinum, adding volumes for /usr, /var, and
> so on, and moving the (small!) amount of data from the "physical" filesystem
> to their vinum counterparts.  Once that's up, I do a more complete install
> with /stand/sysinstall.

And how do you reuse the space taken up by your initial tiny
partition, in the order of 150 MB?

Greg
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