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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2007 08:11:19 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <>
To:        "Alain G. Fabry" <>
Subject:   Re: Partitioning question
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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].


> Please let me know if this is not clear.

Other than the possible conflicting use of the term partition, it is


> Thanks,
> Alain

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