Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.10 to 8.1?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Fri Jan 7 14:05:24 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 12:02:59PM +0000, Frank Shute wrote:
> 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.

That by itself should not be a showstopper, since newer FreeBSD
releases (incl. 8.1) still support UFS1 and can run perfectly fine on
it.  Although it is generally a good idea to use UFS2 rather than UFS1
with FreeBSD 5+ it is certainly not necessary.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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