Polytropon wrote: > > On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:14:55 -0700 (PDT), jaymax <jayma...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> =>> Error Messages >> [i] "Error mounting /mnt/dev ad0as1e on /mnt/usr : Input/output error" >> [ii] "Error mounting /mnt/dev ad0as1f on /mnt/usr : Input/output error" > ^^^^^^^ > This looks weird. Is this for real? Partition names should > be ad0s1e (or f), not ad0*a*s1e (or f). Have you specified > the correct device names? > > You are correct my typos, they are > ad0s1e and ad0s1f for /tmp and /usr respectively; /var is replaced by soft > link > ln -s /usr/var /var > ( running an email server on this box runs the risk of 'filesystem full' > with a 'small' restricted /var partition , this way the problem is escaped > ) > > >> Then tries to a form a holographic shell >> asks for directory to save current /etc?, prompts with /var/tmp/etc, I >> changed it to "/usr/tmp2/etc" => "Unable to backup your /etc int >> /usr/tmp2/etc. Do you want to continue anyway?" >> Opt'd out w/ a No! selection. >> >> Could this problem result from the absence of a /var partition ? > > No, but the system can neither access /var (even as a symlink), nor > can it access /usr because it isn't mounted - as far as it seems to > me. > > They are mounted > >> Is there an alt. Strategy for a 6.0 =>6.4 upgrade, while maintaining all >> the >> previous custom and configuration files? > > You could first start with a live system CD (FreeBSD's own one or > FreeSBIE), then mount / and /usr (where /var does exist) and copy > the important subtrees, such as /etc, /var/db/pkg and /usr/local/etc. > You can then overwrite everything and reinstall your configuration > files manually. > > I'll give that a try, I've already started on the cvsupd approach > suggested earlier. > > Thanks! > > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... > _______________________________________________ > 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" > > -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Upgrading-6.0-to-6.x...-without--var-tp25391151p25408257.html Sent from the freebsd-questions mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"