Upgrading 6.0 to 6.x... without /var
jaymax36 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 21:00:21 UTC 2009
> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:14:55 -0700 (PDT), jaymax <jaymax36 at gmail.com>
>> =>> Error Messages
>> [i] "Error mounting /mnt/dev ad0as1e on /mnt/usr : Input/output error"
>> [ii] "Error mounting /mnt/dev ad0as1f on /mnt/usr : Input/output error"
> This looks weird. Is this for real? Partition names should
> be ad0s1e (or f), not ad0*a*s1e (or f). Have you specified
> the correct device names?
> You are correct my typos, they are
> ad0s1e and ad0s1f for /tmp and /usr respectively; /var is replaced by soft
> ln -s /usr/var /var
> ( running an email server on this box runs the risk of 'filesystem full'
> with a 'small' restricted /var partition , this way the problem is escaped
>> Then tries to a form a holographic shell
>> asks for directory to save current /etc?, prompts with /var/tmp/etc, I
>> changed it to "/usr/tmp2/etc" => "Unable to backup your /etc int
>> /usr/tmp2/etc. Do you want to continue anyway?"
>> Opt'd out w/ a No! selection.
>> Could this problem result from the absence of a /var partition ?
> No, but the system can neither access /var (even as a symlink), nor
> can it access /usr because it isn't mounted - as far as it seems to
> They are mounted
>> Is there an alt. Strategy for a 6.0 =>6.4 upgrade, while maintaining all
>> previous custom and configuration files?
> You could first start with a live system CD (FreeBSD's own one or
> FreeSBIE), then mount / and /usr (where /var does exist) and copy
> the important subtrees, such as /etc, /var/db/pkg and /usr/local/etc.
> You can then overwrite everything and reinstall your configuration
> files manually.
> I'll give that a try, I've already started on the cvsupd approach
> suggested earlier.
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