[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade to 8.1 fails

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jul 27 10:32:34 PDT 2010

On 07/27/2010 13:01, Jeff wrote:
> I can't wait much longer to resolve this as this computer is my dev box.
> I don't mind starting over with a fresh install so long as I don't 
> have to reinstall a zillion PBIs and add-ons for Firefox, plus myriad 
> other system settings.
> I had backed up my home directory as well as the etc, and PROGRAMS 
> directory.  Is that sufficient to start over and just move the 
> contents of those directories over?  I just realized that PROGRAMS is 
> nothing more than symlinks so that probably won't work, right?
> Thanks, Jeff

Yea, I don't think a kernel panic is going to be something we can fix 
quickly. Maybe try with acpi disabled, and baring that you'll want to do 
a fresh install.

If you backup your /usr/home and /usr/Programs directory though, that 
should be be enough to bring all your apps back. Also grab 
/usr/local/kde4/share/applnk for your PBI menu icons and such.

With that kernel panic, it may be a good idea to report it to the 
FreeBSD folks so they can get a look at what may be causing the crash.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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