freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 121, Issue 28

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Jan 18 03:39:45 PST 2006

On 2006-01-18 13:06, Rithy- System Engineer <root at> wrote:
> I got FreeBSD 5.3 release installed on my Server but its hard disk and
> mainboard are too old and i want to upgrade to FreeBSD 6.0 with new hard
> disk on the same PC how can i do this?
> is it necessary to install any third-party hardware or software?
> Rithy Ray
> System Engineer
> KhmerServer.NET Hosting
> E-mail: rithy_ray at
>            sales at
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> [digest trimmed]

Please, just DON'T quote the text of an unrelated digest message,
including several irrelevant email messages, only to add a single
paragraph on top of it all.

There are probably many ways to do this.  I can think of at least
two right now:

    a) First move the installed system to the new disk, i.e. by
       using the process described here:

       Then, when the system is up and running with its new disk,
       use the process described in the Handbook, to upgrade from
       5.X to 6.X from source:

    b) Remove the old disk.  Install a clean 6.0 system.  Re-add
       the old disk as a secondary disk, and restore whatever you
       want to keep from that one.

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