Lucas Holt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I just "tried" to upgrade from 4.8 stable to 5.0 release using the > following procedure > > make buildkernel > (error) > make buildworld > make buildkernel (worked this time) > make installkernel (worked after adding a device hint file) > reboot > > kernel booted, then it tried to run /usr/libexec/getty and died. It > went into a loop and I rebooted. Now the 5.0 kernel won't boot and > 4.8 gives me an error about /usr/libexec/getty not loading. > > Is my install toast like I'm thinking? If so, what did I do wrong? I > want to upgrade a server with 4.8 release on it remotely and need to > perfect the upgrade.
No, you need to boot into single-user mode. You can (and should) complete the world install from the raw console in single-user mode. If you haven't done anything but what you described, you are probably okay. The 5.x upgrade requires *close* attention to the upgrade procedure, which you didn't do. > btw I did try to compile 5.1 first, but I got errors with the kernel > and the world (mostly variables were redefined) That's because you didn't do the buildworld first, as you're supposed to do. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"