I have managed to scr** up my FBSD 6.1 installation. This is what happened:
I had an installation of BSD with which I was experimenting and managed to get it to work to my taste. Call this installation A. This installation had a lot of unwanted ports installed so I decided to do a new installation. I installed BSD in another partition. Call this installation B. I wanted to custom build the kernel in B and hence created the config file needed for the custom build. I used sysinstall to copy the src from the 6.1 CD. When I marked Base inside sysinstall to be copied, it gave me an error: Write failure on transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of 1425408 bytes). I know this is not a problem with the CD because I was able to copy the base and src in another machine that I have. Src however got copied in B. I couldnt do a make buildworld because it gave me an error saying that it didnt know what buildworld was. I knew i needed the base files to get it to work. A friend of mine had helped me custom build the kernel in installation A. So I mounted the partition and copied the files in /usr/src (only files, excluded /usr/src/sys) from installation A to installation B. Then when I did a make buildworld it gave me an error that it was unable to cd into a directory by thename /somepath/usr.bin. I dont remember what somepath was. I couldn't note it down. Then I mounted the 6.1 CD and went into the 6.1Release folder and into the base directory and ran ./install.sh. It asked me if I wanted to copy files to / and i said yes. I attempted make buildworld again and it did not work. When this did not work, I decided to restart the machine and try again. However, after restarting, the login prompt does not accept my user id and password. And when i type "root" for user, it logs me in without asking for a password. I am clueless whats happening here. Please help. Thanks, Vishy p.s: i used make buildworld KERNCONF=CUSTOM. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"