Source level upgrade from 4.9 to CURRENT..
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 16 23:31:22 UTC 2009
Andrew Reilly wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 02:51:02PM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote:
>> On Wednesday 16 September 2009 08:56:25 Mark Linimon wrote:
>>> You've gotten some good advice about the steps necessary, but not the
>>> advice that you'll spend a lot less time if you do a new install from
>> Except OP mentions install from CD is broken for his system and I doubt 4.x
>> sysinstall will do 7.x new ftp install satisfactory.
> That's not going to leave him in a very comfortable place when
> he discovers that his root partition is too small for the
> 7-stable root install, part-way through the install...
> For this kind of upgrade, you just have to have a fallback
> strategy, because the chances of something not going quite right
> are high. Fixing the CD install issues has to be the first port
> of call. (I don't expect that any machine that has 4.9 on it
> will be able to boot from USB: my old boxes can't.)
There are also the issues of CPU horesepower and quantity of RAM that
are potential problems on hardware that is at minimum 6 years old.
Everything about this project shouts DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! to me.
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