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Re: problems with boot upgrading openbsd



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On Fri, 9 May 2003, Fernando Braga wrote:

> I tried to downgrade 3.3-current to 3.3, and did it using the procedures
> described at http://mongers.org/openbsd/upgrade
>
> When I rebooted the computer, boot gave me the following message,
> refusing to boot /bsd, and proceeding to boot /bsd.old
>
> booting hd0a:/bsd: hd0a:/bsd: Inappropriate file type or format failed
> (79)
>
> I feared binary changes could lead me up to this. The only way I could
> recover was to "upgrade" back to 3.3-current with the install CD. Is
> this the only way for these times when binary format is changing ?
>
> Or the problem lies within boot, who must be installed again with the
> new format ? I saw 3.3 uses boot-1.29, and the first snapshot had
> boot-2.00.

Try using a 3.3-release floppy to boot your system. Downgrade it, then
use the same disk to boot the fresh /bsd. Then, read
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq14.html#InstBoot
and install the a.out bootblocks.

Keeping you system sync'ed with -current is not that easy, if you don't
know how to maintain it, don't go for it.


Best Regards,

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