> > Hello, > > I've read that there are multiple kernels for BSD. What does FreeBSD use? > Can I swap it out for other kernels? Or am I mistaken?
Please break your lines around 72 characters. Maybe what you have seen is someone writing about creating a new kernel with something or other added or deleted. This isn't exactly the same as having multiple kernels that can be switched at weill. It is just recompiling _THE_ kernel with different options compiled in or out as the case may be. Some of those options are support for different peripherals, such as NIC cards, USB, etc. See the file /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/LINT for many many more options. Once you build a new kernel with the options you want you put the new kernel which is in a file named 'kernel' in to the root directory (eg /kernel) and reboot. In general, you cannot change the kernel without rebooting and replacing that kernel file, although there are boot time options you can also select. Check the handbook, the archives, the man pages, etc for more complete information about kernel options and building new kernels. ////jerry > > Thanks > > > Andrew > -- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"