Non working NIC
doug at mail.sermon-archive.info
Sat Aug 27 20:41:21 UTC 2016
> On 26 August 2016, at 21:16, David Christensen <dpchrist at holgerdanske.com> wrote:
> 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?
That would definitely work. However, I am not interested in dumping money into this as its not my machine. I did some reading on freebsd-update and there is a rollback option. I tried it. It works. I got back to a working 9.1 system that has working NICs. I then did an upgrade to 9.3 which continued to work. Then I did an upgrade to 11.0-RC2. Once again, no network interfaces. There is something amiss with the i386 networking. I am going to rollback again so that I can try the next release unless someone has some ideas on how to debug this situation.
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