Install world fails, computer almost unusable
remko at elvandar.org
Thu Apr 8 07:11:39 PDT 2004
Artem Koutchine wrote:
> IMHO the upgrade pricedure is unstable and wrong in either case.
Then why is it a proven working procedure? (I upgraded my boxes from
5.0-RC1 to 5.2.1-p4 (all the way) And it never failed on me!)
Previously on 4.x it also worked out fine (another method i used over
there, but that also worked out)
> If you build, install a new kernel and reboot and they make installworld
> you may face code dumps because all world is not compatible with the
> new kernel.
Not at my machine.
> IMHO this thing must be resolved in the future and it would be nice
> to do it this way:
> 1) build kernel and install it into a buffer
/boot will be fine for me (like it does now)
> 2) build workld and install it into a buffer
That requires that you have a lot of diskspace, so some users can have
issues with this, and then again in my opinion there is no problem, and
if there is a problem this won't solve it.
> 3) make changes to config files and install new config file into a buffer
install kernel, reboot, make buildworld, reboot in singleusermode
make installworld, mergemaster -p , reboot, mergemaster.
does the same imho.
> 4) reboot
we already done that
> 5) during reboot load shoud check the install buffer and if there is
> something in it then copy it into a real working filesystem.
> This way we will abvoid nonmtaching executables and kernel at any
> given time.
> What do you think?
My opinion is clear, i'll stick with the current way freebsd handles new
installations, they work for me, and they never failed on me.
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