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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 14:09:16 -0800 (PST)
From:      Ivo Karabojkov <>
Subject:   Re: won't boot after 8.0-RELEASE upgrade
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I have no problems with the hardware. In fact neither Release notes nor
UPDATING says anything about my possible (and actually occured) problems.
The only thing is:=20
=E2=80=9Cdangerously dedicated=E2=80=9D mode for the UFS file system is no =
longer supported.
I never supposed that I'm using this mode. I format disks and install with
sysinstall without any special tuning for fdisk or disklabel. I prefer
standard options to ensure smooth future upgrades. So I'd like to know how
to distinguish mode of my current filesystems - is it standard or
dangerously dedicated?

Ruben de Groot wrote:
> 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 i=
> 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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