Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.10 to 8.1?

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Fri Jan 7 12:03:04 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 07:45:28AM -0800, patrick wrote:
> I know this is a bit crazy, but is there any opinion as to whether a
> binary upgrade using an 8.1 CD would work to upgrade a system running
> 4.10? Normally I would want to do a fresh install, but it's at a
> remote client site where it's not going to be easy to do it that way,
> and I'm going to need to guide someone less experienced through the
> install/upgrade process.

An upgrade using a CD wouldn't work as the filesystem changed from
UFS1 to UFS2 betweeen 4 and 5.

I'm afraid as others have indicated, you'll have to visit the site or
ship a preconfigured box to the site.




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