Non working NIC

David Christensen dpchrist at
Sat Aug 27 04:16:10 UTC 2016

On 08/26/2016 01:52 PM, Doug Hardie wrote:
> ... I don't see a way to upgrade without a working network.  This is a backup machine that backs up numerous others so the data on there is huge and is not easily replaced.  I don't have another drive large enough to hold it. ...  bsdinstall will wipe out the drive.  So, any ideas how to do the upgrade?  I am out of ideas at the moment.

I came in late on this thread.  It sounds like your backup machine has
one HDD with OS, applications, and data?

How about unplug your HDD, get a 16 GB SSD, do a fresh install of
whatever OS you want, and then reconnect the HDD as a data drive?


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