I hate to state (or rather ask) the obvious but are you sure you selected the 
appropriate options to install the kernel?  One of the people were I work swore 
they had the exact same problem on an x86 they were installing on and it turned 
out that she was just forgetting to select an installation configuration that 
included the kernel.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Rollin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2006 6:05 pm
Subject: Showstopping FreeBSD 6.1 bug

> Hello all
> I need to report a serious bug in 6.1-RELEASE. On both AMD64 and x86,
> sysinstall appears to work correctly but fails to install a kernel 
> on the
> target filesystem. This has the additional effect of rendering the -
> bootonly.iso almost useless since if the error is not caught before 
> rebooting, there
> is no live filesystem to repair the damage, and the emergency shell 
> cannotfind any executables (it can, however, find executables 
> directly after
> installing the system).
> Yours
> Jeff Rollin.
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