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From: Peter N. M. Hansteen (peterbsdly.net)
Date: Wed Sep 15 2010 - 10:18:04 CDT
Bambero <bamberogmail.com> writes:
> Does anyone know that may I use 4.7 instalation CD to install 4.8 sets ?
There is no way to do that. Installing from a 4.7 cd set gives you
4.7, and by now there's a few patches you might want to apply after a
When 4.8 is released (or you preordered CD set arrives), it's really
easy to upgrade to the newer version from 4.7, but booting off install
media for one version to install another is not supported.
The quick upgrade involves a sysmerge using the newer etc archives,
boot from cd or bsd.rd, choose upgrade and answer a few obvious
Even for a fresh install, the installation involves mostly pressing
return these days anyway except choosing your keyboard layout and
entering usernames and passwords.
As for your perceived need to upgrade this week, what you should do
depends on your specific application(s). The real OpenBSD 4.8 is not
available yet, and you've already missed the closest snapshot by what
must be a few weeks. You could opt to install a snapshot and go
-current(ish), or if that is not an option, go for 4.7 and wait for
those CDs to arrive.
(and yes, http://is.gd/eM4Yc is likely to be available roughly in time for this release)
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
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