RFC: 5.3 Migration Guide

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 06:47:36 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 20:27, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> Having just done a 4.10  -> current upgrade...
> In message: <1094426835.767.50.camel at localhost>
>             "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at freebsd.org> writes:
> : http://people.freebsd.org/~bmah/pub/article.html
> ...
> : Thanks for any comments...

> Item #6:
> 	o Hints are needed for systems that have custom ISA non PNP
> 	  cards (with custom hints benig needed)
> 	o Hints are also needed for non PNPBIOS systems.
> 	o Hints are also needed for PNPBIOS systems to get floppies
> 	  right (this is a bug that may be fixed).
> 	o An empty file is sufficient for modern hardware.

I believe, at the very minimum, the file must still contain the
hint.sc.0.foo hints for the video console to be usable.

> Item #8:
> 	o you *MUST* do a fsck -p before mount -uw / (note: I always
> 	  -uw rather than -u).

Will this make any difference? At the moment, fsck will still be the old
(4.X) binary...


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