Installing from running FreeBSD
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Nov 28 18:11:04 UTC 2014
On Fri, 28 Nov 2014, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> I have a server running FreeBSD 9.2-p15. I want to upgrade it to release 10.1 with minimal shutdown so I'm thinking about installing 10.1 in a new partition running the 10.1 installer from 9.2., configure the system, install and configure ports, and then restart with 10.1. I never did it before nor know if it can be done and some questions emerge:
> a) Did someone tried it before?
Many people use the two-partition method, and it can be controlled with
settings for boot0 or gptboot. However, I don't think it will work with
different major versions of FreeBSD.
> b) Can it be done safety/ly?
> c) How can I install ports or pkgs in 10.1 partition from 9.2, perhaps with the pkg jail (-j) option?
See above. Consider VirtualBox or some other type of VM software (bhyve
is probably not available on 9.2). Better yet, install it on a second
machine rather than messing with the partitions of an operating server.
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