FreeBSD 5.0 install.... getty won't execute
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Thu Jun 19 13:02:57 PDT 2003
Lucas Holt <luke at foolishgames.com> writes:
> I just "tried" to upgrade from 4.8 stable to 5.0 release using the
> following procedure
> make buildkernel
> make buildworld
> make buildkernel (worked this time)
> make installkernel (worked after adding a device hint file)
> kernel booted, then it tried to run /usr/libexec/getty and died. It
> went into a loop and I rebooted. Now the 5.0 kernel won't boot and
> 4.8 gives me an error about /usr/libexec/getty not loading.
> Is my install toast like I'm thinking? If so, what did I do wrong? I
> want to upgrade a server with 4.8 release on it remotely and need to
> perfect the upgrade.
No, you need to boot into single-user mode. You can (and should)
complete the world install from the raw console in single-user mode.
If you haven't done anything but what you described, you are probably
okay. The 5.x upgrade requires *close* attention to the upgrade
procedure, which you didn't do.
> btw I did try to compile 5.1 first, but I got errors with the kernel
> and the world (mostly variables were redefined)
That's because you didn't do the buildworld first, as you're supposed
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