Re: Upgrade Experiences (27 Sarges -> Etch, and counting)
Maarten Verwijs a écrit :
> I took the plunge and upgraded about half of the Lab here to Etch.
> This is about 27 machines to date, catering almost the same amount of
A few days ago, I also upgraded two servers from sarge to etch.
Basically, all has been fine. I just note a few things to take care for
the other servers not yet upgraded :
- be sure that a 2.6 kernel is installed (servers were still in 2.4)
before typing 'reboot' ;-) : "apt-get dist-upgrade" did not get
a linux-2.6 kernel package.
- take care of partition name : the servers had SATA hd. This means
/dev/hdX with 2.4 kernel and /dev/sdX with 2.6 kernel. I fall into
the trap for the first server upgrade. I add to boot with
init=/bin/bash and correct /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst
- the second server (nfs server) has a RAID SCSI hd. The initrd load
the SATA driver and the RAID driver in no order. So my disks switch
between /dev/sda? and /dev/sdb? once out of two.
To solve this, I used label in /etc/fstab, /etc/grub/menu.lst and
I set fsid in /etc/exports
All other things upgrade without any problem (nis client, autofs, samba,
> Thanks for all the hard work! Debian is still the one and only
> distribution for me. It Just Works. Thanks for your efforts.
Same for me.