Upgrade old System
dch at skunkwerks.at
Tue Nov 21 21:40:40 UTC 2017
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017, at 10:16, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I started to sftp the new system down to the server, and it had a
> catastrophic hardware failure. There is no recovery from that as it
> appears the processor has failed: possibly from over voltage. Its
> difficult to troubleshoot from here. The client has decided to obtain a
> "new" system, so I will be installing 11.1 from scratch. At least that
> what appears to be the current approach. Hopefully I don't have to make
> the 4 hour drive each way.
maybe you can walk somebody locally through booting up
http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/ via USB or ISO. It gives you dhcp + ssh login into
ramdisk based minimal FreeBSD sufficient to run the installer manually,
or even to transfer in a zpool built somewhere else, ready to go.
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