Subject: Re: Upgrading a RAIDframe system with sysinst?
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/24/2006 18:00:54
On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 21:31:14 +0000
Matthias Scheler <> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 03:04:40PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > I have a 3.0.1 system that uses RAIDframe -- root is on
> > raid0a; /usr is on raid1a.  Can I update it by booting a sysinst
> > CD, or should I do it manually?
> If all the RAIDframe volumes are autoconfigured (and not via
> "/etc/raind<x>.conf") booting of the CD and using "sysinst" should
> work fine.
> 	Kind regards
Hmm -- I do have /etc/raid?.conf files, but I see at about that point
in the boot process 

	raid0: RAID Level 1
	raid0: Components: /dev/wd0a /dev/wd1a
	raid0: Total Sectors: 829440 (405 MB)
	raid1: RAID Level 1
	raid1: Components: /dev/wd0e /dev/wd1e
	raid1: Total Sectors: 115647232 (56468 MB)
	boot device: raid0
	root on raid0a dumps on raid0b
	root file system type: ffs
	raid0: Device already configured!
	raid1: Device already configured!

which suggests that they are auto-configured.

I suppose I could rename those files, reboot, and see what happens...

		--Steve Bellovin,