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Date:      Thu, 30 Dec 2004 08:54:32 +0100
From:      "Karl M. Joch" <k.joch@kmjeuro.com>
To:        <stable@freebsd.org>
Subject:   AW: how to remote update 4.10 -> 5.3?
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i managed to update remote server by sending a prepared harddisk which =
was
mounted by a local technical staff. after the system boots you can mount =
the
old partitions and move them to the new harddisk. Then partition the old
harddisks, newfs with ufs2 and move the data back in place. This works =
very
well. after everything is done the sent harddisk can be removed and the
system work with the original hardware. Everything else then a fresh =
install
and formating with ufs2 looks like to make no sence.=20

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Best regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen,

Karl M. Joch


-----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org] Im Auftrag von Palle =
Girgensohn
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2004 21:31
An: stable@freebsd.org
Betreff: how to remote update 4.10 -> 5.3?

Hi!

Has anyone managed to update a 4.10 system to 5.3 remotely, i.e. without =

console access, and without spare disk partitions?

I have a bunch of 4.10 machines that are too far away for me to actually =
do=20
the update hands on. I've tried it on a test machine, it fails half way=20
through installworld, and really needs single user mode to succeed. The=20
install procedure fails since it starts using the newly installed stuff, =

things like sh(1) and test(1), and they cannot find their libc.so.5, I=20
guess...

One idea I have is copying / and /usr to some other place and set =
ldconfig=20
and PATH=3Dsome/other/place and when building and installing. Haven't =
tried=20
it yet, thought I'd hear anyone on this list has a better suggestion?

Optimally, there would a couple of gigs on a separate spare disk =
partition=20
so I could just install everything there and use it upon reboot. Problem =

is, there is no such space. :(

Thanks
Palle


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