lost network during freebsd-update install

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Thu Mar 10 14:13:43 UTC 2011

On 03/10/2011 03:03 PM, Tom Worster wrote:
> at this stage, i have no remote access. even if i could gain access, i
> wouldn't know what state it's in or how to proceed. it's probably best now
> to pay for the hosting company to install 8.1 from cd.
Well if this is an option. But before paying and with a bit of bad luck
getting the same problem in 8.1 it would be nice to know what's the cause.
You do not have remote console access and a way to mount a virtual cdrom?

It sounds more like kernel and userland are not in sync or something else.
This shouldn't be a problem caused by freeb-update though.

Maybe someone has a clue about this?
Is this on real hardware or hosted in a virtual machine setup?

I haven't have this happen with about 30 servers the last three years going
from 6 to 7 and to 8, the latter with freebsd-update, rebooting with GENERIC
and then building a custom kernel.

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