6.1-BETA4 installation report
mhjacks at swbell.net
Sun Mar 19 22:44:14 UTC 2006
>> 1) The upgrade errored out almost immediately on /var/empty, since it
>> had been chflags'ed to nschg. I went to the shell and chflags'ed that
>> off, and upgrade continued.
> It's supposed to be that way, so something is wrong if this is causing
> problems :(
Agreed. :) Looking through the source to sysinstall, it looks like I
should have a /boot/kernel.prev, but I don't. Perhaps the install of
base went more poorly than I thought? I wound up not having
/boot/kernel at all.
>> 2) The 'kernels' distribution wasn't installed at all, which led loader
>> to complain upon reboot. I had an old kernel installed, so I booted
>> from that and used sysinstall to install GENERIC. I also had to change
>> loader.conf to reference 'kernel="GENERIC"'. Is this the preferred way
>> to do it, or should I move 'GENERIC' to 'kernel'?
> It should be installed as kernel. Again I don't know how you got
> something else :(
Hm. I will try to reinstall with 6.0-RELEASE and try to do the binary
upgrade again, and see what happens. Things will be different; this
system was my first attempt to go to STABLE before I upgraded it so I
can't rule out errors of my own in this case.
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