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 From:  "David Burgess" <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
 To:  monowall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] failed upgrade
 Date:  Mon, 10 Mar 2008 23:06:37 -0600
On 10/03/2008, Fred Grayson <fredgrayson at bellsouth dot net> wrote:
>
> David Burgess wrote:
> > I'm trying to upgrade a generic-pc image from 1.233 to 1.3b10 from the
> GUI.
> > After the automatic reboot my m0n0 is still on 1.233. My syslog server
> > contains the following 2 lines:
> >
> > Mar 10 22:20:00 m0n0wall.local /kernel: pid 240 (php), uid 0 on /ftmp:
> file
> > system full
> > Mar 10 22:20:11 m0n0wall.local reboot: rebooted by root
> >
> > I'm not too familiar with m0n0's file system. Is there a way to get this
> to
> > work? Perhaps by clearing the ftmp file system or using an intermediary
> > image to increase the file system size?
> >
> > I realize I could pull the cf card and reflash it manually on another
> > computer, but I'm a bit lazy like that. Any help appreciated.
> >
> > db
> >
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I have run into this myself using the generic PC version recently and my
> question of it was answered on the m0n0wall Mail List back around March
> 1st.
>
> It does look like the upgrade completes properly if you are watching
> m0nowall on the GUI while it's happening. But it doesn't, and if you
> watch the console screen during the upgrade you do get a message that
> indicates the new image didn't make it in.
>
> Basically you are going to have to re-flash it manually - it can't be
> upgraded via m0nowall itself directly in one step.
>
> Quoting the author, Manuel Kasper, it's "probably because 1.3b10 is too
> large to fit in the MFS that 1.233 allocates for a firmware upgrade.
> Try upgrading from 1.233 to 1.3b7 (which is a bit smaller) first, and
> then from 1.3b7 to 1.3b10."
>
> URL for the suggested 1.3b7:
>
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads-local/generic-pc-1.3b7.img
>
> I was able to complete the upgrade using the method suggested by Manuel.
> However, 1.3b10 did not work for me here and I went back to 1.233. I
> don't recall if 1.3b7 was mangled here for me as well or not though; I
> just wanted to get back up and running on what has been working
> perfectly - 1.233.
>
> Hope this gets you where you want to be. And maybe Manuel will produce a
> 1.233 with the larger MFS needed to upgrade via m0n0wall itself. He
> indicated he might.



Worked like a charm. My thanks to you and Manuel.

db