Solved freebsd-update misbaviour?

spaceille

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freebsd-update copied my entire root directory to /boot/kernel.old/. Is it supposed to do that? It didn't until now.
 

k.jacker

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Hei spaceille,

did you change any defaults in /etc/freebsd-update.conf?
What exactly was the command you executed?
With root you mean / or /root?

You really need to provide more information. I'm not a freebsd-update pro myself, but the guys with more knowledge will surely help if you put a little more effort into a god question with enough information :)

Greetings
Matthias
 

SirDice

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I've seen this happen before. Are you dual booting with Linux and use Grub to boot FreeBSD? It's a setting in Grub that causes the freebsd-update(8) script to use the wrong data and you end up with almost everything in /boot/kernel.old. I need to search for the thread but it's been covered before.
 
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spaceille

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Sorry I couldn't respond until now. Yes I do dualboot with linux and boot using grub. Thank you for the links, the threads were very informative.
 
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