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Date:      Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:50:21 +0200
From:      Jos Chrispijn <kernel@webrz.net>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD9 - Fresh install (2)
Message-ID:  <507EFDED.5040303@webrz.net>
In-Reply-To: <20121016020923.68d15b3f.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Thanks for this very informative suggestion.
I think I need to study it thouroughly, but will certainly head for that 
solution.

kind regards,
Jos Chrispijn

Polytropon:
> That would work, and could be performed easily even using
> the slice editor of the sysinstall program.
>
> Of course, make sure that all partition references work
> properly for _each_ slice. Using labels is a comfortable
> way to achieve this. But it would be no problem to use
> the device names (as long as the disk won't be moved).
>
> For example:
>
> Slice 1: Installation OS 8.2
> 	-> boots to /dev/ad0s1a (kernel is in ad0s1a:/boot/kernel)
> 		-> performs root mount of /dev/ad0s1a
> 			-> mounts OS partitions /dev/ad0s1[defg]
> 			-> mounts data partition /dev/ad0s3
>
> Slice 2: Installation OS 9.0
> 	-> boots to /dev/ad0s2a (kernel is in ad0s2a:/boot/kernel)
> 		-> performs root mount of /dev/ad0s2a
> 			-> mounts OS partitions /dev/ad0s2[defg]
> 			-> mounts data partition /dev/ad0s3
>
> Slice 3: Users' home directories
>
> You also use the fdisk command to set the active partition manually,
> or write a short skript that "flips the switch" to boot from "the
> other slice" the next time (comparable to the nextboot command in
> relation to kernels); see "man fdisk" for details.
>
> That won't work in "Windows" mode, as you cannot click on the slice. :-)
>
>




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