Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.10 to 8.1?
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Jan 7 15:12:07 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 03:05:14PM +0100, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> 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.
The thing to do is create the UFS2 new system and use it to read
the stuff you need from the old UFS1 system/disk. Then just use
the new disk.
> <Insert your favourite quote here.>
> Erik Trulsson
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