On 4 October 2013, at 20:03, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: > On Fri, 4 Oct 2013 19:42:15 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote: >> >> On 4 October 2013, at 19:08, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: >> >>> On Fri, 4 Oct 2013 18:58:52 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote: >>>> The exact sequence was: >>>> >>>> Step 1: freebsd-update from 9.1 to 9.2 >>> >>> Have you verified in /etc/freebsd-update.conf that "src" >>> is definitely part of what should be updated? >> >> System is not bootable - can't verify anything… > > Does the system (or better, its "enclosure", software-wise) > allow booting a rescue system or an emergency media, such > as a FreeBSD v9 live system?
Yes - but there is no one there who can successfully be told how to run it. We have serious communications issues - they want to use back slashes and have no idea what a slash is. Even if you tell them which key to use, they know better and use a back slash cause thats what Windoze uses. The disk should be in the mail to me now. I will be able to work with it when it arrives. > > The file /etc/freebsd-update.conf should contain the line > > Components src world kernel > > if you want to make sure the source is properly updated, > along with the world and kernel (GENERIC). As indicated before, I don't think all the source got updated. The kernel showed 9.2 after recompilation. However UPDATING was not updated. Thats as much as I could check before. > > > >>>> Step 5: reboot >>> >>> Attention: Into single-user mode. >> >> Not possible since the system is located over 100 miles away. >> Everything has to be done via remote console. > > Does this mean "SSH only" or do you have a _real_ console > transmission by which you can access the system _prior_ to > the OS providing the SSH access? I'm mentioning this because > the traditional approach requires (few) steps done in the > single-user mode where no SSH connectivity is provided in > the "normal" way… I have a telnet box that has serial connections to the console ports. That approach has been used without any issues since FreeBSD 2.5. I do disable all ports during the process via an reduced rc.conf file. > > > > > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"