At Wed, 17 May 2006 it looks like Steve Bertrand composed:

> Hey everyone,
> I downloaded FreeBSD 6.1 yesterday, ensured the checksum was correct,
> and promptly expanded the ISO onto a CD.
> After seemingly successfully installing it onto a box (I have several
> other of these exact machines running 5 and 6.0), after reboot, it
> claims it can't find the kernel. I've ls'd pretty much all of the
> directories on the hard disk, and sure enough, it doesn't appear the
> kernel was installed. (I performed the install 4 times to be sure).

That happened to me the first time, but worked the second time and I
knew the second install was different than the first install for I
was all of a sudden presented with single gui "install-questions"
regarding users, and stuff like that.  Not what I did different the
second time other than resize the partitions by a slight amount to
ensure that nothing from the previous install was used, even a
previously formatted partition.

It installed the second try.

> The only really relevant thing I found whilst searching was this:
> ...however, to my best knowledge, I did only do a minimum install.
> Again, the setup is exactly the same as several other machines, I can
> provide details if they may help. One thing that may be relevant is that
> I'm running with the 'ar' driver for a Promise RAID-1 config. Again,
> this setup works with the exact same installation technique under 6.
> I'm going to continue to play around, but if anyone has any clues, they
> would be much appreciated.
> Steve
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