Help! Upgrade from fbsd 5.4 to 8.x

Erich Dollansky erich at
Sun Jan 31 11:46:09 UTC 2010


On 31 January 2010 pm 19:18:35 Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
> On 31.01.2010 06:08, Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> > Strikes me most people will recommend (3) -- nice big new drive, no risk
> > of destroying a working machine (can always slap old drive back in),
> > easy migration of service by service, etc and so on. Strikes me as a
> > PITA, but then again .. the others are probably all PITAs as well given
> > the age of the box. Something will break, so maybe its best to just
> > start fresh with a nice new install and go from there.
> Get a stick of flash, build system, install it on the flash and boot 
> from it. Try to keep all of your old binaries - I personally don't think 

hardware running 5.4 typically will not boot from USB.


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