In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Pierrick Brossin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > I made/installed kernel and world quite a few times now and never, never, > never reboot before installing world !
The reason for installing the kernel and rebooting it is so you can easily go back to a known good system if the kernel fails to boot. Just boot kernel.old, and back out the kernel. If you install the world, you need to back it out, or run with the kernel and world out of sync. The latter may work fine - but it can have problems. In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Daniel Bye <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 02:29:57PM +0000, rew wrote: > > So you boot a new kernel with old system? > Yes, but how is that so different from installing a new world for an old > kernel? The new kernel has to be backwards compatible for binaries other than those in the system. The new world doesn't have to run on the old kernel - and may have problems. Installing the world without running the new kernel will work most of the time. Sometimes it may break. I'd say that's that's probably not the problem in this case, but lets make sure before we try other things. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message