upgrade from 4.2 to 6.2

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Feb 26 18:43:21 UTC 2016

On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 22:58:31 +0530, sathiyaraj v wrote:
> Thanks Polytropon. I don't have any specific reason not to upgrade latest
> one. I thought it may require my older driver support need to be aligned to
> support these new version.

That may be a valid reason. Check the documentation of the
driver with the current FreeBSD version and see if your
devices are still listed as being supported. Additionally,
there is also a memstick image (for USB sticks) which you
can try to boot from. Disc 1 can also be used to check things
before you start overwriting your current installtion.

The images can be found here:


So if you _can_, use a supported version of FreeBSD (10.2
is suggested) to reduce upcoming trouble. Use an older version
only if needed.

> By the way I am not able to find older release code like 4.2,4.5 etc... in
> the FTP repository. Is it still accessible? If so Can you please tell me
> where it is?

Yes, those are located in the ftp archive (as they are not
considered supported releases):


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