On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:38:47 +0100 "Simon Griffiths" <simon.griffi...@tenenbaum.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello, > > I tried to get an answer to this via web searches etc. I have a > freebsd 7 box that I plan on upgrading remotely via > > Make buildworld > Make buildkernel KERNCONF=xyz > > Now im stuck, I cannot get it down to single user because I only have > access via ssh. Would it hurt to > > Make installkernel KERNCONF=xyz > Make installworld > > Mergemaster etc. > > Reboot > > ? > Don't forget a 'mergemaster -p' too before installing. Officially running installworld in multi-user mode isn't supported because although it usually works, it can fail. What I do when upgrading over ssh is to kill off everything except sshd and essential things like ppp so as little as possible is left that could cause problems - that includes cron and syslogd. I've never had any problems but I know it's discouraged because you could be left with a broken system if something does go wrong. -- Bruce Cran _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"