A possibly odd upgrade question

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri May 20 14:22:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, 19 May 2011 21:58:13 -0400, Chris Brennan <xaero at xaerolimit.net> wrote:
> One last question ... hopefully lol. am I going to run into any issues w/
> the default fbsd6 layout?
> [root at Ziggy [~]# df -h
> Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a    496M    328M    128M    72%    /

Maybe not so good (as a default) as soon as you're going
to compile kernels for 8.x, where a / size of 1G would
be better (although you can even get a FreeBSD / partition
fully functional in < 500 MB).

The rest of the df output looks normal.

> What I think I failed to previously mention is that this machine started out
> with fbsd6.x, was upgraded many times from 6x though 7.1 where it fell into
> disuse. With my recent repurpose of this box ... I'm concerned that it might
> be a moot point if base won't fit on rot root slice.

In this case, you should switch off all debugging for the
kernel, and maybe even omit the backup kernel.OLD mechanism.
But attention! This can be dangerous! Still you have the
option to boot from a live system (Fixit should be enough)
to manually make a backup copy of the running kernel, and
in case anything fails at boot stage, use the live sytem
to re-"install" the old kernel. But in fact, this should
not be required.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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