Yes, I am familiar with that upgrade path... Part of my motivation was ... well, lazyness :-) using someone elses worked out example, part a desire to blow away a rather mixed and heavily tweeked system (read I've been experimenting on it for so long I'm not sure what I've done anymore)... and a small part the thrill of tackling an interesting problem... (<mode = evil willow> "Bored Now!" </mode>)
In particular I wanted to completely remove a whole bunch of pkg_adds I'd done manually without doing pkg_delete or whatever... given there was nothing I needed to keep, I figured it was easier to reinstall from scratch (4.9-RELEASE), with or without cvsup'ing to 4.9 stable. On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:56 am, Minnesota Slinky wrote: > 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]"