Subject: Re: Overlaying 1.5ALPHA over 1.4Y -- boot block problems....
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: None <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/10/2000 16:19:05
I did in this way.

I copyed all the  20000620-1.5 snapshot stuff in a directory
I booted the kernel, it was working properly.
I just untarred all the new stuff over the old one caring about the /etc
merging, because the /etc is a little different from 1.4 to 1.5 and it
worked out perfectly.

Maybe if u want u can rebuild your devices.
You have anyway to copy the /etc/MAKEDEV file and //etc/MAKEDEV.local of
the snapshot distribution in /dev/ and in single user mode just just
./MAKEDEV all to rebuild your devices. I did not rebuilt the devices and
it work perfectly anyway.


On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> > ......  If I have a running
> > 1.4Y level, what is the best way to cleanly install the 1.5ALPHA
> > from the 1.4Y?  I was close, but just a tad off the correct way.
> For the sake of discussion, can I use the 1.5 netbsd.ramdisk
> kernel from the 1.4Y to install 1.5?  Can I, for example, clone
> a root file system on a spare drive and put the ramdisk kernel
> there as netbsd so it boots that, then boot that drive, and install?
> That would still have the funky boot block msg problem on reboot, but
> if it booted into the ramdisk kernel, I should be able to continue
> installation from that as normal?  (Y/N?)
> Bob