Just to contribute, I also ALWAYS upgrade my systems without single
user mode, for "remote" reasons... ;-)
Same instructions: shut down all services, except inetd/ssh, installworld,
mergemaster and reboot...
I even posted in this list, months ago, a step-by-step to remotely
upgrade from 4.x to 6.x. I agree that this is a very risky task,
but before the first production server, I tried more than 40 times
(not kidding) in my test lab.
Rafael Mentz Aquino
51 - 9847 8825
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From: Daniel Gerzo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 22:32:05 +0200
Subject: Re: rebooting into single user mode on a remote server
> Hello pobox,
> Saturday, September 16, 2006, 8:47:04 PM, you wrote:
> > Hello,
> > could somebody help me to understand the best way to enter into a single
> > user mode on a remote server.
> > I need it for the moment, during rebuilding world, when I have to reboot
> > into single user mode before 'mergemaster -p'.
> I don't want to persuade you to something that is not officially
> supported, but I have never booted into single user mode while
> upgrading my FreeBSD boxes and I have never experienced any problems
> because of this. Just try to skip the reboot step and go ahead. It
> works(tm) for me this way.
> If you are paranoid, try to stop all running services except the ssh
> Best regards,
> Daniel mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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