Subject: Re: 1.4_BETA available for d/l
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 05/05/1999 22:26:51
: From: Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Okay. What's the easiest way to upgrade userland from the 19990325
> snapshot. I am already tracking the 1.4_beta kernel. The only way I can
> boot the install kernel is via bootp/nfs. This is a big chore and would
> rather not do it. Can I boot into single-user mode and just extract the
> tar files on top of my installed user files? I guess the only problem with
> this would be orphaned files left around from the old system.
Booting into single-user works, sort of. It doesn't install new boot blocks,
or clean up, but upgrading isn't the strong suite of sysinst, either. A
third alternative is to boot the install kernel, exit the install system,
and then unpack the sets manually.
I'm not sure I completely follow the boot conditions, here. When you say
"The only way...", I'm going to guess that what you mean is that you
don't have a floppy? So you must be booting /netbsd from either local
disk or from NFS, but the "big chore" comment probably means "not NFS".
So, if you boot from your hard drive's /, then just drop the install
kernel into / and boot it up instead of /netbsd. You don't even have
to gzip -d it.
ftp ...some site...
shutdown -h now
>>> b -file netbsd.gz