> > After a CD boot, is there a reasonably simple way to have > > sysinstall reinstall just the kernel -- or the package > > containing it -- without starting completely over? > > Yeah, see what Derek wrote. Never done that, myself, or even > heard of the kernel not getting installed.
What Derek wrote? I haven't gotten that. What I did (for the archives): Make note of root partition. One way to find it is (at the OK prompt after the boot failure) "more /etc/fstab" Boot CD Get into Fixit mode Mount root partition on /mnt mkdir /mnt/boot/kernel cp /dist/boot/kernel/kernel /mnt/boot/kernel Granted that's the install kernel, which may not be all that great for general use, but it works well enough to get back to the X-config trouble I was having before the disk died (which is likely to become a new thread here -- xorgcfg is producing a blizzard of unresolved symbol messages when trying to load drivers; the mouse doesn't work; the keypad-based mouse emulator works after a fashion but I can't figure how to tell it "ok, done"; ...). _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"