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Re: Problems upgrading from 5.1 to 6.1.2

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 10:19:24AM -0500, Rich Neswold wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade a NetBSD/amd64 5.1 system to 6.1.2 and I'm having
> problems during the install. Building the world with build.sh completes
> successfully, but when I try to install, I start getting "Bad system call"
> errors after the base tarball installs.

Because you didn't install the kernel first.

I usually do. But this time around 'init' wouldn't run and the system would reboot.
> If I install the kernel first, the system won't boot because 'init' fails
> to start.

that shouldn't happen. Is it a GENERIC or did you compile a custom kernel ?
Did you install modules too ?

Thanks for the pointer! A GENERIC kernel boots fine.

My custom kernel file wasn't totally up-to-date with respect to GENERIC's contents. In other words, I needed to add COMPAT_50 to my kernel config. It's booting fine and I can now finish the install.

Thanks for helping out! Sorry for the noise.


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