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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:57:32 +0100
From:      Ruben de Groot <mail25@bzerk.org>
To:        Ivo Karabojkov <ivo@kit-bg.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: won't boot after 8.0-RELEASE upgrade
Message-ID:  <20091208095732.GA64581@ei.bzerk.org>
In-Reply-To: <26679927.post@talk.nabble.com>
References:  <C73D4E25.14441%fsb@thefsb.org> <26667339.post@talk.nabble.com> <C7427A8C.14607%fsb@thefsb.org> <26679927.post@talk.nabble.com>

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On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 08:40:52AM -0800, Ivo Karabojkov typed:
> 
> I'm sharing this experience to bring your attention to major advice in the
> update procedure - to take full backup.

While not very new, that's allways good advice ;)

> My question is: how can I guess the result - "Glory" or "Sorrow" BEFORE
> starting the update?

Before starting: read the relnotes and errata and search for possible
problems, especially with your particular hardware.

Then, if you decide to go ahead, install the new kernel and try to boot it
in single user mode. This won't destroy anything and if you experience problems
like missing devices you can easily back out by booting kernel.old.

Ruben



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