Triggering automatic upgrade (not over network) not working

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Triggering automatic upgrade (not over network) not working

Toyam Cox
On my macppc, the presence of /auto_upgrade.conf doesn't actually
cause bsd.rd to pretend it's been netbooted. The file is present at
the root of my disk, under /dev/wda0. The documentation in
autoinstall(8)  says that the presence of /auto_{upgrade,install}.conf
tells bsd.rd to treat it like an autoinstall. So far my macppc boots
bsd.rd, but stays at the prompt without doing a timeout of any kind or
trying /auto_upgrade.conf, even if I do select Autoinstall at the
prompt.

If I am to put /auto_upgrade.conf in the root of the file system in
bsd.rd, how could I do so? If not, how could I use the automatic
upgrade system without netbooting?

Thank you

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Re: Triggering automatic upgrade (not over network) not working

Sebastien Marie-2
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:46:09PM -0400, Toyam Cox wrote:

> On my macppc, the presence of /auto_upgrade.conf doesn't actually
> cause bsd.rd to pretend it's been netbooted. The file is present at
> the root of my disk, under /dev/wda0. The documentation in
> autoinstall(8)  says that the presence of /auto_{upgrade,install}.conf
> tells bsd.rd to treat it like an autoinstall. So far my macppc boots
> bsd.rd, but stays at the prompt without doing a timeout of any kind or
> trying /auto_upgrade.conf, even if I do select Autoinstall at the
> prompt.
>
> If I am to put /auto_upgrade.conf in the root of the file system in
> bsd.rd, how could I do so? If not, how could I use the automatic
> upgrade system without netbooting?
>
> Thank you
>

Hi,

For autoinstall, /auto_upgrade.conf is checked on the file system in
bsd.rd.

So you need to put your /auto_upgrade.conf file inside it.

There is no official method or tool for doing that, but it is possible:
see http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=141552533922277&w=2 for a
possible way.

If I recall correctly, other examples exists in misc@.

Regards.
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Sebastien Marie