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! HTH Eric F Crist President AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc (612) 998-3588 -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of paul van den bergen Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:42 PM To: FreeBSD-questions Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 system 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 caia.swin.edu.au [EMAIL PROTECTED] IM:bulwynkl2002 "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 _______________________________________________ [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]"