Reinstalling as x86-64 without format. Possible?

joris dedieu joris.dedieu at
Sun Dec 16 00:24:08 PST 2012

2012/12/13 Raimundo Santos <raitech at>:
> can’t you export NFS from FreeBSD on this ZFS and mount it under
> DragonFlyBSD?
> On 13 December 2012 07:51, <elekktretterr at> wrote:
>> I have an older DF installation from 2010(using HAMMER) which I'd like to
>> upgrade to x86-64. Is this possible without reformat? I don't have a spare
>> hard drive where I can move my /home. I have FreeBSD with ZFS on another
>> disk but DF can't write to that.

I had some successful experiences with FreeBSD 6.4 i386 to amd64 using
the swap partition as a temporary root.

- disable swap , format it, mount it
- install an amd64 world and kernel in it
- reboot on your new root
- install an amd64  world and kernel on the old root
- reboot on it
- enable the swap and recompile the packages

>> Is there a way to reinstall without formatting the hard drive?
>> Petr
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