boot loader

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Oct 26 15:01:29 PDT 2007

On Fri, 26 Oct 2007, Thomas Ching wrote:

> Thanks Doug for your help. I am cc'ing freebsd-questions and I will drop
> freebsd-hackers from the next email on.

Cool, thanks.

> A few things:
> 1. it's not a requirement, but I'd like to keep the current partitions
> (therefore dual boot) just in case anything goes wrong.

You can't dual boot without a console. Even if you could, as I said 
previously you're running the (non-trivial) risk of bricking your system.

> 3. I guess what you are saying is that if I go with the upgrade path
> release 4->5->6, I can do "in place" upgrade over network.

Yes. This isn't trivial either, but it's a moderately well tested upgrade 



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