On 03/09/06, Andy Street <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
[I'm not sure if this got sent becvause I just got a message saying that since I wasn't a member, a message entitled "No Subject" was waiting approval. I think I'm a member now, but if this email went out twice, I appologize] Hi guys, I had installed FreeBSD in my schools computer systems lab, so I decided to install it at home as a dual boot with Solaris 10, already installed on half the HD. I downloaded the images off FreeBSD.org, burned them to CD's, and then did a post burn md5sum on them to make sure they burned properly. The install seemed to go well, other than not being able to read fvwm off the disc. When I boot, the error I'm getting after I select FreeBSD in the boot loader is that it "cant find the 'kernel'". Just before I get the error, it says "Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf", so naturally that's the first place I looked after booting into single user mode with the live CD. Strangely, I found that not only was there no /boot/defaults/loader.conf, the /boot/defaults folder didn't even exist. There is, however, a /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf. Normally, I'd just edit the boot loader but 1) I want to make sure something didn't go horribly wrong with the install (I also noticed that bin and sbin in the / directory had @ signs after them, i.e. bin@, and I wasn't sure this was normal, though I haven't dealt with UNIX much), and 2) according to google and the online documentation, the only way to "edit" the boot loader is to install a new one. So, what should I do? Copy the /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf to /boot/defaults/loader.conf? Reinstall using the CD's I burned at school that I know work? Install a new boot loader and point it at /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf?
It got sent. I've had this problem too; it appears to be a problem with the installation program. Yes, the fix is to copy the relevant files from the CD. The best way I've found to do that is to boot the install cd and choose the fixit option. Thanks in advance for the help. You're welcome! Jeff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"