Peter Wood wrote: > Good Afternoon, > > Does anyone have any knowledge, good or bad, about installing > 6.2-RELEASE from a 5.3-RELEASE mini install CD? > > The story is that I have a 5.3-RELEASE CD in my colo server in London > (which I have BIOS serial support w/ terminal server), and I know in the > installer you can specify the release name. > > I've tried to do this in VMware, I did a custom install, set the release > name to 6.2-RELEASE, installed only base. However as FreeBSD has enabled > an option for a SMP kernel, it didn't install a kernel and thus failed > to boot. > > I was contimplating if I could install the kernel as a package or a non > named distribution. Is there anything I can do, or do I have to send a > CD down and hope my provider doesn't charge me to much? > > This'll teach me for not buying a CD-RW when I buy a new server... "What > will I need one of them for, it's a colo server.".
I don't know if this will help you or not, but just this morning, I had a 5.4-PRERELEASE box that was giving me major issues (#1 being I could not compile anything), so I did the binary upgrade from a 6.2 CD. It only did base the first time, and subsequently did not boot. I then booted off of the 6.2 CD, mounted the hard disk into /, then proceeded with install. Instead of selecting 'Minimal' for distributions, I went in and manually added the base, and the GENERIC kernel, after that, I was up and running. Steve _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"