Want to install RELEASE-6.1, have 5.3 disks
backyard1454-bsd at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 24 17:50:00 PDT 2006
--- Jason Artz <jasonartz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" <chad at shire.net>
> > On Sep 23, 2006, at 2:34 PM, Jason Artz wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I want to install FreeBSD 6.1 on my system, but
> > only
> > > have a version 5.3 CD. I can tell sysinstall to
> > get
> > > 6.1 instead of 5.3 via FTP (under "Options,
> > Release
> > > name"), but I read that using an old sysinstall
> > > install a new version is a bad idea. I cannot
> > figure
> > > out how to obtain a new sysinstall without
> > boot
> > > floppies (I have no floppy drive nor a CDRW).
> > I
> > > install 5.3 and then somehow upgrade via FTP to
> > 6.1?
> > > Or download the new sysinstall to my 5.3
> > installation,
> > > run it, and install 6.1 instead? What's the
> > > method?
> > Can you just download the 6.1 iso disks and make
> > installer disks?
> > Otherwise, you can install 5.3 and use cvsup to
> > upgrade to 6.1
> > through a source upgrade. Just follow the
> > instructions carefully.
> Is there a way to do a binary install instead of
> downloading all the new sources and compiling them
> an upgrade? I don't have a floppy or CDRW drive so
> cannot burn new installer disks. I am stuck with
> installer disks. It seems that there should be a
> for me to do a fresh, binary install of 6.1 from
> What if someone sent me a copy of 6.1s sysinstall
> I ran it from the 5.3 environment? Would that allow
> me to do a proper, fresh 6.1 install via FTP? I
> tried installing 6.1 with my sysinstall and it will
> not boot.
> Anyone have any ideas?
I thought if you went to the options in sysinstall and
go to the part that says Release Name and it likely is
going to say 5.3-RELEASE change that to 6.1-RELEASE
and then do an ftp install. You should get the newer
version of the system. I have used this to install
5.4-CURRENT in th past from 5.4 bootdisks. I would
have to assume it should work for a newer release as
the distribution is packed the same.
I know this is how one would have sysinstall choose an
arbirtrary custom built installation of FreeBSD from
say an NFS mount.
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