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Old 7th April 2012
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is it possible to upgrade OpenBSD from / directory by just putting all necessary sets there and reboot on bsd.rd ? what option , then , must I choose ? the option 'disk' ?
if I'm missing a faq , please point at the dedicated section ..

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See the manual upgrade process described in the most recent upgrade guide.

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade50.html

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Old 21st May 2012
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is it possible to upgrade OpenBSD from / directory by just putting all necessary sets there and reboot on bsd.rd ? what option , then , must I choose ? the option 'disk' ?
if I'm missing a faq , please point at the dedicated section ..
To answer your question, yes.

I don't think I found the information about the sets in the FAQ either.

As jggimi says look in the Upgrade guide first as it has a guide to what else needs to change besides the upgrade of the binaries:

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade51.html

Here is what I do to upgrade the binaries from my / disk:

Create a directory in the / under the release number with a subdirectory of the architecture.

So for the 5.1 release for my 64 bit intel machine I created a directory called: /5.1/amd64

And ftp/rsync all the files from my local OpenBSD repository:

http://ftp5.usa.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/5.1/amd64/

The .iso files are optional as they aren't needed here.

I boot as normal but stop the process at the boot prompt.

Pick up the bsd.rd for the new release at the boot prompt do a set image and boot
>set image /5.1/amd64/bsd.rd
>boot

For the install sets pick "disk" and for "mounted already?" I usually say "yes" as the upgrade process has already done an fsck and mount as /mnt.

The directory for the sets would be /5.1/amd64

CD disks are becoming obsolete and I use them less and less.

Instead of buying them, I donate money directly to OpenBSD.
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There are two major points when it comes to installing/upgrading:
  • How to boot the (newer) bsd.rd kernel. Be this through copying locally, PXE. booting the cd51.iso or install51.iso images, or from a USB drive, until this newer kernel is booted, nothing else is important.
  • Once the bsd.rd is booted, installation of the filesets can be done through any means supported by the installation kernel -- ftp(1), locally from a CD or USB drive, etc.
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Thank you so much , jgimmi,comet--berkeley,ocicat !!!!
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For the install sets pick "disk"
Thank you , I kept asking what the 'disk' option is for.I'll put that into practice as soon a I can.
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