---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Astrodog <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Oct 26, 2007 11:34 PM Subject: Re: evil idea To: "Aryeh M. Friedman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
On 10/26/07, Aryeh M. Friedman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I am running amd64 8-CURRENT and there are a few i386 only ports that I > absolutely must have installed and at the same time since I have 4 GB of > RAM all kinds of bizarreness is created if I "downgrade" to i386. So > here is the idea: use qemu to create a virtual version of my machine > (with less then 2GB or RAM) and install i386 8-CURRENT on it (I want to > use -CURRENT for all my installs) > > Any thing I should watch out for here (I know I need to use NFS or > something like it to share files between the host and guest OS's) > There's actually a known system that will work for this. You can use your existing swap partition, as an "extra" root partition, installing there, then booting to that, then rebuild/install to your original partition. Its the same basic idea as the method for updating from 4.x->7.x, and should be on the lists. (Note to docs, might be worth putting it somewhere.) --- Harrison _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"