lost network during freebsd-update install

Jason Helfman jhelfman at e-e.com
Thu Mar 10 17:51:31 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:24:30AM -0500, Tom Worster thus spake:
>On 3/10/11 9:13 AM, "Bas Smeelen" <b.smeelen at ose.nl> wrote:
>>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
>>>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?
>no. if i can't ssh then i need local help. i'll ask them to try rollback
>before resorting to cd.

Good idea. Rollback does work, and has worked for me in a very similar
situation, and hopefully will work for you as well. After the rollback,
reboot, and start again from your initial upgrade command. I would highly
recommend using tmux, and also installing a remote console/management card
for your system so you can control it remotely. The cost of the card is
probably less than remote-hands cost on one support call.


Jason Helfman
System Administrator
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