Yes, I used the upgrade tool in /stand/sysinstall and then ftp for the
I tried a clean install from a 4.8 and 4.9 ISO disk and things still
collapse with the Xserver required fonts and whatever, then totally fails
on the kernel extraction. Can't figure what's up.
Date sent: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:03:28 -0600
From: "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Subject: Re: 4.8 on i386
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >Are there issues with trying to install 4.8 on i386 machines? I've tried
> >upgrading from 4.2 on ISO cd to using the FTP site directly, even tried
> >a clean install from the ISO but the istall continues to fall apart while
> >retrieving anything with the Xserver and the binary itself. I just, this
> >AM, used the FTP direct upgrade (thinking my ISO burn was faulty),
> >skipped through the Xserve stuff that failed and allegedly did a
> >successful upgrade. On reboot I get:
> >can't load 'kernel'
> >can't load 'kernel.old'
> >no bootable kernel
> >I have a Mylex 760 raid card, is this the impediment? The 4.2 is
> >successful without a hitch. I have an AMI 3.0 bios, a Super p6dgs/dbs
> >motherboard. I've downloaded the ISO from different FTP sites and
> >still get the same result from ISO install attempts. Any words for the
> >unwise here?
> >[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> I won't call you unwise, but it's a loooong way from 4.2
> to 4.8. If you've still got a 4.2 world and a 4.2 kernel, I'd
> try to use cvsup/makebuildworld/../../../mergemaster (etc.)
> to get to 4.4, then 4.6, then 4.8 or 4.9..............
> Can you explain the phrase "FTP direct upgrade" a little
> more clearly? Do you mean using /stand/sysinstall?
> You may need to wait until some bigger brains see your
> question.... : (
> Kevin Kinsey
> DaleCo, S.P.
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