There's actually a very simple process to use to upgrade, providing you
have a broadband connection:

1) cvsup your sources to the newer sources.  For more information read
about cvsup or checkout the handbook!
2) once you have new sources, cd to /usr/src and type make world; this
could take an hour or more
3) if this completes OK, cd to /usr/src/sys/i386/conf (on 386-based
processor systems) and type:
        # config GENERIC (or whatever your kernel config file is)
4) type:
        # cd ../../compile/GENERIC (or name of kernel config file)
        # make; make depend; make install
5) if this completes OK, type:
        # shutdown -r now
6) once rebooted, login, and check uname -a.  You will see stats for a
4.9-x kernel!


Eric F Crist
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(612) 998-3588

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of paul van den
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:42 PM
To: FreeBSD-questions
Subject: Re: howto upgrade 4.8 to 4.9 without cdrom or floppy? ERROR

After all that angst, I couldn't get it to work anyway - on reboot the
reverted to a 4.8 kernel...  Not sure why, but gave up at this point...

On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 05:25 pm, paul van den bergen wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 05:17 pm, paul van den bergen wrote:
> > Hi...
> snip...
> I stuffed up...
> > # vnconfig vn1 /path/to/freebsd4.9/floppies/boot.flp
> > # mkdir /bootfloppy
> > # mount_mfs /dev/vn1c /bootfloppy/
>     ^^^^^^^^^
> does not work...
> try simply
> # mount /dev/vn1c /bootfloppy/

Dr Paul van den Bergen
Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
"And some run up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stones 
to pieces wi' hammers, like so many road makers run daft. 
They say it is to see how the world was made."
Sir Walter Scott, St. Ronan's Well 1824 

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