I keep a local copy ftpable of the version(s) I use.. Install just the bin dist using floppy and the local ftpable - then full restore from tape - and recompile the kernal just to be on the safe side.
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Sue Blake wrote: > Here's how I plan to recover a system from a level 0 backup to > new hardware, if ever the need arises: > > 1. boot off installation CD (or floppy??) > 2. disklabel, make filesystems (using sysinstall) > 3. restore root filesystem and mount it > 4. change fstab and various configs to work with new hardware > 5. boot in single user mode, fix fstab and devices, restore other filesystems > 6. boot multiuser and fix anything that still doesn't work > > I'm upgrading using cvsup and don't have recent CDs. > I know I can make my own bootable CD to keep for this purpose, but I > don't want to rely on it being found in a crisis if there is a more > generic method. > > Can I do this by booting off an _old_ FreeBSD CD? How old, I mean, > what sort of changes do I need to look out for? > > I think I need the fixit CD too, I couldn't just use the holographic > shell even if feeling masochistic... or could I? > > Could it be done just using a couple of quickly downloaded boot > floppy images, in which case I'd only need to document the URL for > the current floppies? > > > > -- > > Regards, > -*Sue*- > > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"