4.x -> 5.x

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 04:21:56 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 07:45:15PM +0900, Byung-hee H. wrote:
> i want upgrade from 4.x to 5.x
> Can you tell me a way?

The easiest way is to back up all your important files from your 4.x
system and wipe your disk and do a clean install of 5.x on it.  Then
recover your stuff from the backup.  This has a number of advantages:
you can resize your partitions -- something that often needs to be
done with a major bump in version numbers -- and you can create UFS2

It is possible to upgrade from 4.x to 5.x by downloading the sources
and compiling and installing.  However, the procedure is fairly
complex with all sorts of trickly 'gotchas' that have to be worked
around.  Not suitable for inexperienced users.  See
for all of the gory details.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
                                                      Savill Way
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey         Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614                                  Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/attachments/20040107/ec832c1a/attachment.bin

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list