On Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 12:07:41AM -0700, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
> The use of /stand/sysinstall to do a live upgrade has always been
> discouraged, though it's not outright disallowed since I believe in
> every man's right to blow his feet off if he really wants to.
> Nonetheless, for the expected installation experience one is
> encouraged to boot the desired OS release's installation media and
> select an upgrade instead of a new install.
Uhmmm, what if we don't have a floppy drive?
I suggested my colleague score /stand/sysinstall off one of my 3.2 systems so
he could upgrade his 3.1. Has there been though put in to making a net-able
upgrade set, maybe you have a sysinstall which pops the new kernel in to
place, reboots into sysinstall like a floppy, and then gets ready to upgrade.
Maybe we could use an MFS floppy?
Might be a fun project to take on ... can one reboot into an MFS partition, or
how hard would it be to try a "reboot system into upgrade floppy" without
trashing the underlying system, in case the user wanted to bail ... maybe a
kernel that chroot's itself into an /upgrade directory?
dannyman - http://www.dannyland.org/~dannyman/
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