On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Lucas Wang spaketh thusly: -}I tried to install Freebsd 8.0 on one of our lab machines, which is -}SunFire v20z. After successfully installing it from CD, I followed the -}following steps trying to update the kernel and world: -} -}cvsup -}make buildworld -}make buildkernel -}make installkernel -}reboot -}mergemaster -p -}make installworld -} -}Everything was fine until the `make installworld` process run for a while and then got stuck, -}after that it won't respond to Ctrl-C. When I tried to login from another tty, it -}doesn't respond either. I even tried installing the machine from scratch -}several times, and at different times it got stuck when installing different libraries.
Hard tellin'. When you tried to install from scratch, did you keep the same partitions and not force a newfs? When you rebooted, did you reboot into single-user? The steps that have never failed me are close to what you have: - csup - env -i make buildworld - env -i make buildkernel - env -i make installkernel - reboot into single user - mount -a - mergemaster -paU - make installworld - mergemaster -aU - reboot Perhaps try a re-install but fiddle a bit with the partition sizes and/or force a newfs of the partitions. Also, at the install step where you select the entire drive (assuming this is what you are doing), you can delete what's there and re-select "use the entire drive". That also forces newfs'ing. YMMV -- Randy (schu...@earlham.edu) 765.983.1283 <*> Love with your heart, think with your head; not the other way around. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"