Alfred, Thanks for the suggestions. The first thing I tried was the kernel.old but somehow I managed to have the same problem. It just dawned on me that I could build a Generic kernel on my laptop burn it on a cd (don't have a floppy) and install it on the sick machine. That is what I did and it's happily doing a cvsup right now that will be followed by a make world and new kernel.
Many thanks to you, Andrew and Manfred for keeping me from drowning in a glass of water. ed Alfred Perlstein wrote: >* Edwin Culp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [011201 21:25] wrote: > >>Andrew, >> >>Thanks. Now my problem is that I can't cvsup. Any ideas on how to >>update my sources? >>Maybe someone could email me a patch and I could take it over with a >>floppy. Right now >>I have no access to the network with the machine that has the fatal trap. >> > >interrupt the boot sequence, type: >unload kernel >boot kernel.old >make a backup of your /boot/kernel.old >cvsup >rebuild kernel >install kernel >reboot >if there's a problem you should be able to boot your backed up copy >of kernel.old > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message