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Date:      Tue, 03 May 2005 23:20:00 +0100
From:      Alex Zbyslaw <>
To:        Lauri Anteploon / ctrl-L <>
Subject:   Re: make installworld (remotely)
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Kris Kennaway wrote:

>On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 12:29:40AM +0300, Lauri Anteploon / ctrl-L wrote:
>>Would it be okey to run make installworld when running in multiuser mode and
>>being the only person whos logged on and maby shutting down most of the
>>network services (leaving my sshd running though) ?
>It's possible to do this if everything goes 100% right, but if not
>then you'll be left without a usable machine.  You really want a
>serial console (and remotely-accessible power controller) for remote
>machines, so you can recover them even if you make a mistake.
Or a machine which can boot off a network disk.  The you can boot off 
the network, mount your local disks and fix the problems.  If you can 
boot off a network disk, you might even be able to run installworld, but 
you'd have to figure out how to make it install into something like 
/mnt/usr instead of /usr.  Someone else will have to tell you if that's 


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