I just upgraded via source from FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE to FreeBSD
6.1-RELEASE-p2 on my Compaq Presario M2000 laptop.
I followed the procedures as outlined in the handbook basically:
reboot to single user
Basically all went well until the final reboot. I never get to the boot
menu (the loader menu that used to have the ascii beastie on it).
instead a screen appears for a split second and the laptop reboots. The
only text I can make out after trying this many times is BTX. :( It's
just up for too short a time to even try and figure out what's being
displayed. Using a 6.0-RELEASE rescue disk I copied loader.old to
loader, rebooted and the system boots fine, but now I'm using a 6.0
loader with 6.1. Any clues on what could be wrong?
I changed my grub settings and the 6.1 loader now works. Heres what my
menu.lst looks like now:
title FreeBSD 6.1 (hd0,1) (GRUB installed here)
# kernel /boot/loader #doesn't work
Still looking for clues why "kernel /boot/loader" doesn't work on my
laptop with 6.1 while the exact same line worked with 6.0 and works fine
with 6.1 on my desktop. I'm wondering if it's a timing/deadlock issue
since using chainloader takes slightly longer than kernel...
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