On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 09:20:35AM -0700, David Wolfskill wrote:
> Might help if you provided a pointer to the problems you had in the
> "upgrade from -STABLE" case.  For that matter, a bit more detail on the
> "install failed to mount the filesystems" for the "install from -CURRENT
> snapshot" case would be of interest, as well.
> In my case, I just followed the instructions in /usr/src/UPDATING, and
> it worked (once I fabricated a replacement kernel config file).

Unfortunately, the actual specifics on what failed on the upgrade
attempt were lost on the attempted snapshot install. However from
memory, the problem was that the kernel build failed (the make
buildworld was successful). It appeared that the "make buildkernel" was
using header files from the current system, rather than the /usr/src/sys
tree, when building, but I'm not certain.

Note that, now that I think somemore about it, I may have _not_ have
created a new kernel config file. (I usually do, but don't recall doing
it this time.) Consequently, I may have been trying to use the 4.4 kernel
file that I had for this system. I really wouldn't expect that to work.
If that's the case, I can start all over again with this approach
(install 4.4 and upgrade).

As for the snapshot install, since it's errors were only written to the
screen I have to work from memory here as well. I believe the first
complaint had to do with the filesystems to be mounted (/mnt/usr, for
example) not specified in fstab. Since all of the mounts to /mnt failed,
the system fails pretty soon apparently running out of space in /.


> Cheers,
> david
> -- 
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> amusement) of any product that is or depends on any Microsoft product.

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