problem with installkernel upgrading from 4.6.2 release to 5.0
leblanc+freebsd at keyslapper.org
Fri Apr 11 14:49:54 PDT 2003
On 04/11/03 05:44 PM, Giorgos Keramidas sat at the `puter and typed:
> On 2003-04-11 09:51, Louis LeBlanc <leblanc+freebsd at keyslapper.org> wrote:
> >On 04/10/03 09:52 PM, taxman sat at the `puter and typed:
> >> > <SNIP>
> >> Depends on whether latest or most stable is more important. The latest
> >> relasease from the stable branch (4.8 Release as of now) will likely satisfy
> >> what you're looking for. If you'd like a little more of the latest, then
> >> update along the 4-stable path more often.
> > Cool. I'll go with 4.8 Release.
> >> Read the other link i sent and
> >> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/current-stable.html
> >> Should help answer for your needs.
> >> Your upgrade procedure was nearly perfect by the way. Just reboot after the
> >> installkernel and you might have gotten it to work.
> >> Anyway, have fun
> > Thanks. The thing is, I did reboot. Several times. It looks like
> > the upgrade didn't change the mbr or something, and it keeps looking
> > in the old kernel location.
> Yep. This is a known issue with an upgrade from 4.X to 5.X. The new
> boot loader will look correctly in /boot/kernel/kernel for the 5.X
> kernel, but the first time you're booting with the old 4.X loader, and
> you have to interrupt it, unload the old kernel and load the kernel from
> its new location at /boot/kernel/kernel instead.
> This should allow you to boot single user with the 5.X kernel and then
> move on to installworld as usual.
> - Giorgos
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind for the real 5.x release.
Louis LeBlanc leblanc at keyslapper.org
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