On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, 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.".

Install 5.3 (minimal), then cvsup sources to 6.2, then build and install from source.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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