Moving from 3.4 to -STABLE?

Neil Ford neil at
Tue May 15 17:31:46 BST 2001

On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 03:39:24PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 09:25:56AM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > > I think Joe's instructions were pretty precise - except that you need 
> > > to use KERNEL instead of KERNCONF in 3.x.
> > > 
> > Joe's instructions are indeed on the mark.
> > 
> > My question was more directed to how to do an installworld over nfs as I've
> > never played with NFS and haven't a clue where to start.
> The long and short of it is to export the filesystems from the server 
> - something like this in /etc/exports:
> /usr/src /usr/obj -maproot=0 laptop
> (you'll need the nfs server stuff enabled in /etc/rc.conf, and don't 
> forget to HUP mountd after changing /etc/exports), ensure you've got 
> a built world and kernel on the server:
> cd /usr/src
> make buildworld
> make buildkernel KERNCONF="SERVER LAPTOP"
Am I right in assuming this would build a kernel for both the server and the

> then from your laptop:
> mount server:/usr/src /usr/src
> mount server:/usr/obj /usr/obj
> cd /usr/src
> make installworld
> make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL

And here MYKERNEL is the same as LAPTOP above?

> mergemaster
> > As it happens I'm going to have a go a doing an ftp install of 4.2RELEASE
> > from mounted CD. If I get 4.2 on the machine I may just leave it there.
> >
This is now on the backburner as I seem unable to get 4.2 to see the PCMCIA
controller regardless of what IRQ and memory settings I choose, and under 3.2
I seem unable to find out what card0 is loading with :-(

So it looks like NFS is the way to go. Maybe Nik will get his documentation
after all :-)

Ummm... maybe having a laptop gathering somewhere might be a good idea... time
to see if any cybercafes in Central London might be interested in hosting one
one Sunday afternoon.

Neil C. Ford
Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
neil at -

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