PXEBOOT based upgrade/install
norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Jun 18 19:36:31 UTC 2009
Bruce Ferrell wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm new in these parts, but not new to *nix. I'm trying to upgrade a
> system with FreeBSD 5.4 to 7.2.
> I've gotten the pxeboot to work, but somehow the network interface isn't
> seen by the installer.
> include /boot/loader.4th
> include /boot/beastie.4th
> \ Reads and processes loader.conf variables
> load /boot/kernel/kernel
> load -t mfs_root /boot/mfsroot
> set vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/md0c"
> I added the if_bge line at that seems to be the module used on 5.4.
> Any other leads?
I wrote a guide years ago, it hasn't been updated since 6.2, but for
this stage I don't think there are any changes.
It also explains how to build your own custom mfsroot.
Does the kernel support tftp and/or nfs? is your mfsroot actually
fetched from the server?
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