On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 03:17:01PM -0600, Warren Block wrote: > 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?
Well, I can't now remember, but at some time along there, a new filesystem was included and by using the old CD you might not be getting it if it was added after your 5.3 version. Check the release notes. Otherwise you should be able to make it work with some judicious use of cvsup. ////jerry > > > >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 > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"