how to upgrade from i386-9.0 to amd64/9.x
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Wed Jan 29 08:58:49 UTC 2014
On 28/01/2014 20:42, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 28/01/2014 16:02, Doug Eastick wrote:
>> Hi, I am currently running the following i386 9.0 on my firewall system.
>> FreeBSD jessie.mcd.on.ca 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan 3 07:15:25 UTC 2012 root at obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
>> I need to upgrade to 9.1 or 9.2 or higher but I'd also like to switch over to amd64 as
>> my install of i386 was a stupid mistake 2 years ago :-).
>> tips on how to install /upgrade please? Will the installer of amd64/9.2 notice my existing system?
> Re-install your system using the amd64 installation media. Simple as that.
> You should back up anything you want to keep onto removable media or a
> different machine and plan on completely wiping out your current setup.
> Even if you ultimately manage to preserve some parts of the current
> system, better to be prepared in case anihilation is the (desired or
> not) outcome.
Matthew's advice is the sensible answer and really should be the way you
go as it's your firewall.
However, I'm in a similar position myself but the machine in question is
an unimportant spare I'm using for playing around on, and I specifically
want to get familiar with FreeBSD's cross building capabilities because
I want to do some custom builds for Raspberry Pi soon (yes, I know about
crochet). Therefore, I'm intending to do things the hard way for the
practice, and if I screw up, it won't really matter. As part of my
research on the topic I came across this page on the wiki:
If that doesn't convince you to follow Matthew's advice, good luck. :-)
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