Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Live upgrade

I finally entered the brave new world and used live upgrade (vs standard old fashioned upgrade) for the first time yesterday afternoon. It was so amazingly easy (once my friend told me how to work around the fact that my function keys are remapped), I can't believe I waited this long to try it. If you are trying to use live upgrade & your function keys are remapped, use Ctrl-F then the number to map to the function key (like Ctrl-F 6 for Cancel).


  1. I had a similar experience with a different outcome...
    When I first encountered LiveUpgrade (lu) I couldn't use it at all with Mac OS X's Terminal or anything else. In the spirit of not believing Solaris (or the xterm or would do something like that to me, I kept hitting Ctrl-whatever. Finally, I hit Ctrl-J and I was given a prompt at which I could type whatever commands I wanted. Yay.
    I suppose I could have just read the docs or read the runtime switch/argument listings, but laziness prevailed. :)

  2. Hehe... why reading the docs if the answers are out there on the Net :-) Thank you Google, thank you Valerie Ann.
    I owe you a beer, when you are ever in Amsterdam ;-)