On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 01:37:59PM -0500, Joseph Koenig wrote: > At this point, I have upgraded my src as it was out of date before I > upgraded via sysinstall. The system is up and running, although far from > stable. My question is, at this point, have I done enough damage to > everything that using sysinstall to upgrade is out of the question, or can I > reboot my old kernel and try the sysinstall since my src is now up to date? > Thanks, > > Joe
I cannot answer the question about damage; but I do recall something about sysinstall being deprecated for upgrades? Does the list have an opinion on this? I am sorry that damage recovery is not something I have a comprehensive tutorial on; and I dont' know if I can recommend anything actually useful. If you have networking set up, and can reach things on the internet, I'd say go for a cvs oriented upgrade and utterly skip sysinstall for upgrades. At this point, I just don't know enough about what might be going on with your system. Assuming that you have the cvs port installed, this may be what you need: >From /usr/src/Makefile # 1. `cd /usr/src' # 2. `make buildworld' # 3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC). # 4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC). # 5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt). # 6. `mergemaster -p' # 7. `make installworld' # 8. `mergemaster' # 9. `reboot Before you run all of this, you should run 'make update'. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"