Re: 1.1 upgrade problems

Subject: Re: 1.1 upgrade problems
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Thu Nov 04 1999 - 19:19:17 MST

On Thu, 4 Nov 1999, perry wrote:

> >If you're able to boot into single user mode, then you're in as root.
> >init level 1 still mounts the / partition as rw, so root should be able
> >to edit those files. If it complains about the file being read only,
> >use the ":w!" convention to tell vi "write, dammit!".
> tried this, and it wouldn't do it. seems that it's not mounting / as
> read-write, but as read-only.
> >However, now that I think about it, I think I read somewhere in the YDL docs
> >that a re-install would be better than an ugrade 'cause there's some sort
> >of problems that can occur... there was no explanation of the sorts of
> >problems.
> can someone from terrasoft confirm this before i go ahead and reinstall? i
> couldn't find anything about upgrading other than what's in the readme file
> - which only states that you need to reset the passwords in single user
> mode because of changes in how authentication is done in 1.1.

Clean installs are better but upgrades do work. You need to reset your
password only due to a md5 bug that will cause 1.0 passwords not to work
in 1.1. Try remounting your root partition rw... mount -o remount -o rw

> thanks
> -perry


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