Non working NIC

David Christensen dpchrist at
Sat Aug 27 23:57:47 UTC 2016

On 08/27/2016 01:41 PM, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> On 26 August 2016, at 21:16, David Christensen <dpchrist at> wrote:
>> 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.

1.  Time is money.  If one rollback, two upgrades, and troubleshooting
as yet to be determined costs less than $20, your labor rate is too low.

2.  Having everything on one drive is going to complicate taking an
image of the OS, applications, and configuration settings for disaster
recovery purposes and complicate replicating the data for redundancy


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