Chas Posinoff | 2 Aug 13:25 2003
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upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)


Hello all --

Can someone please advise me on the best way of upgrading a newly 
installed-from-"restore"-cd 1.6 system to the latest patch release?

Is there any good reason not to do this for a production machine?

I have scoured the documentation to no avail;  I get conflicting 
information about building from source (1), and then told that it is a 
binary upgrade using sysinst and building from source is not a good idea 
at all. (2)

1 - http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/updating.html
2 - from any other architectures "INSTALL" document since we don't have 
one.. for example see:

ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.6.1/alpha/INSTALL.html#Upgrading%20a%20previously-installed%20NetBSD%20System 

Alas there is not a sysinst tool on the cobalt port  - so how do I do 
it? And who else has upgraded? Any problems?

Chas

p.s. Many thanks to cdi for the installation media! Can we have a 1.6.1 
iso please?

Jason Meinzer | 3 Aug 18:11 2003

clock drift

I am using a RaQ 1 and my clock drifts almost 30 seconds too fast every 
five minutes.  Is this happening for anyone else?  All I can find is an 
old posting about a patch, but that is marked 2001 and seems to apply 
to 1.5.1.

Tate JAckson | 3 Aug 04:57 2003
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Qube 2700 Power Supply

Anyone know where I can buy 2 power supplies for a pair of Qube 2700's?
Will one of the Universal power supplies work?  The connector looks to be a
standard connector.

Tate

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Frank Mattes | 4 Aug 11:21 2003
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RE: upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)

To my knowledge there is no cd around. I did had 1.6.1 running 
(before my disk died) without any problems. I did the installation by 
putting the drive in a wintel box (this was before the cd was 
available).

I'm wondering if its possible to  just download the binary for 1.6.1 
and unzip/tar it in the / directory.

Frank
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Andre Schulze | 4 Aug 12:03 2003
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Re: upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)

Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 10:21:35AM +0100 schrieb Frank Mattes:

> I'm wondering if its possible to  just download the binary for 1.6.1 
> and unzip/tar it in the / directory.
> 
Yes, this does work indeed. However, i did a netboot for this and mounted
the disks in /mnt before the update. Maybe that is a bit too much safety,
but i felt better this way.
tar zxvf --unlink $DISTFILE should do, too (after stopping all services).

Bye,

	andre

Frank Mattes | 4 Aug 16:39 2003
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Re: upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)

Dear Andre,

just for my own education, and because I need to re-install netbsd 
after sorting out my harddisk problem (eg getting a new drive). How 
do you stop all services ?
I can't do a netboot, because I don't have a intel machine with 
bsd/linux running.
It would be really nice to  have the install cd which would give you 
a interactive shell like in the debian distributions.

Frank

>Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 10:21:35AM +0100 schrieb Frank Mattes:
>
>>  I'm wondering if its possible to  just download the binary for 1.6.1
>>  and unzip/tar it in the / directory.
>>
>Yes, this does work indeed. However, i did a netboot for this and mounted
>the disks in /mnt before the update. Maybe that is a bit too much safety,
>but i felt better this way.
>tar zxvf --unlink $DISTFILE should do, too (after stopping all services).
>
>Bye,
>
>	andre

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Department of Virology			fax	0044(0)207 8302854
Royal Free Hospital and			tel	0044(0)207 8302997
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Chas Posinoff | 5 Aug 06:52 2003
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Re: upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)


I'm a little confused. What I think you are describing is:

a) Take a pre-existing 1.6.0 system
b) download all the  archives from  
"ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.6.1/cobalt/binary/sets"
c) extract all archives on top of the 1.6.0 system, overwriting older 
versions of files

Is this what you mean?

thanks --
chas

Andre Schulze as8-at-rcs.urz.tu-dresden.de |netbsd| wrote:

>
>> Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 10:21:35AM +0100 schrieb Frank Mattes:
>>
>>  
>>
>>> I'm wondering if its possible to  just download the binary for 1.6.1 
>>> and unzip/tar it in the / directory.
>>>
>>>   
>>
>> Yes, this does work indeed. However, i did a netboot for this and 
>> mounted
>> the disks in /mnt before the update. Maybe that is a bit too much 
>> safety,
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Andre Schulze | 5 Aug 10:09 2003
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Re: upgrading to 1.6.1 (is there a cd?)

Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 09:50:54PM -0700 schrieb wkm00jtd02 <at> sneakemail.com:
> I'm a little confused. 
> What I think you are describing is:
> 
> a) Take a pre-existing 1.6.0 system

Or some other version, yes.

> b) download all the  archives from  
> "ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.6.1/cobalt/binary/sets"

Right, except the config files, of course.

> c) extract all archives on top of the 1.6.0 system, overwriting older 
> versions of files
> 
> Is this what you mean?
> 
Exactly, what is so unusual about this ;-)

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Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 03:39:26PM +0100 schrieb Frank Mattes:
> 
> just for my own education, and because I need to re-install netbsd 
> after sorting out my harddisk problem (eg getting a new drive). How 
> do you stop all services ?

I did this manually by saying /etc/rc.d/${foo} stop
After a quick look at the init manpage, it seems this can be done
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Chas Posinoff | 5 Aug 21:20 2003
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Re: upgrading to 1.6.1 - and can you upgrade remotely?

Ah very good...  I just wanted to be sure, since I have never upgraded a 
system like that.

I am much too used to always doing fresh re-installs when a new rev of 
an OS comes out.. but this machine will be in the co-lo and hence only 
manageable remotely. 

Is there a method of managing kernel and system upgrades via ssh -- I am 
pretty sure I need to keep multi-user in order to maintain anything 
other than a serial console connection... (which I don't have..)

Thanks --
Chas

Andre Schulze as8-at-rcs.urz.tu-dresden.de |netbsd| wrote:

>Am Mon den 04 Aug 2003 um 09:50:54PM -0700 schrieb wkm00jtd02 <at> sneakemail.com:
>  
>
>>I'm a little confused. 
>>What I think you are describing is:
>>
>>a) Take a pre-existing 1.6.0 system
>>    
>>
>
>Or some other version, yes.
>
>  
>
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Boris Ruppert | 6 Aug 12:44 2003
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raq1 installation from recovery-cd

hi everybody,

yesterday i tried to install a friend's cobalt raq1 with the recovery-cd.
the installation hangs, the last thing i see is "starting local daemons"

the instructions provided with the recovery cd are not very helpful in my 
opinion, so just inserted the cd bootet my pc with it and turned on the raq.
i did not modify the disk manually, does the cd require a netbsd prepared disk ?

here's what i get from the serial console (only the last lines):

nfs_boot: DHCP next-server: 10.0.0.254                                         
nfs_boot: my_domain=mfg.cobaltmicro.com                                        nfs_boot: my_addr=10.0.0.160                                                   
nfs_boot: my_mask=255.0.0.0                                                    
root on 10.0.0.254:/nfsroot                                                    
warning: no /dev/console                                                       
init: Creating mfs /dev                                                        
Wed Aug  6 01:32:49 GMT 2003                                                   Starting file system checks:                                                   
cd: can't cd to /var/run                                                       
Coming up: fixing /var...                                                      
umount: /dev: Device busy                                                      
Coming up: fixing /dev...                                                      Preparing the installation...                                                  
Setting tty flags.                                                             
Setting sysctl variables:                                                      Starting network.                                                              
Hostname: client                                                               
Configuring network interfaces:.                                               
Building databases...                                                          
kvm_mkdb: machdep.booted_kernel: the value is not available: No such file or   +directory                                                                     
Mounting all filesystems...                                                    
Checking quotas: done.                                                         
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