Trying to Upgrade 5.2.1 to later version

Daniel A. ldrada at
Tue Jan 31 13:59:11 PST 2006

Yeah, the easiest workaround is like this:
- Download
- Burn it to a CD
- Boot it
- Make sure to select FTP as source.
- Install =)

On 1/31/06, A. Clausen <techlists at> wrote:
> I'm a complete newbie to FreeBSD (coming from Linux).  I bought (for
> cheap) a boxed set of FreeBSD 5.2.1, and am looking to upgrade it for
> XOrg and the latest version of Postfix.  When I try to use sysinstall, I
> get the following error:
> Warning:  Can't find the `5.2.1-RELEASE' distribution on this
> FTP server.  You may need to visit a different server for
> the release you are trying to fetch or go to the Options
> menu and to set the release name to explicitly match what's
> available on (or set to "any").
> Now, I'm pretty sure that the problem here is the age of the release (I
> guess two years old), but I was wondering if there was a workaround.
> --
> A. Clausen
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