Thanks in advance for the expert assistance: I'm *halfway* knowledgeable with my 4.7-RELEASE system. Built it on a 486/66 (16MB RAM) about a year ago. It's time to upgrade to 4.9-RELEASE. Here's what I've got so far:
1. Set the options in sysinstall to retrieve 4.9-RELEASE instead of 4.7-RELEASE 2. Used sysinstall to download the 4.9-RELEASE data via FTP 3. Tried to rebuild the kernel with the "first" process as documented 4. All steps proceed without error 5. Kernel size after last step is 0KB, so reboot fails. Fallback to kernel.old 6. GENERIC kernel installed with 4.9-RELEASE is kinda iffy - had to address several issues with 4.7 GENERIC to arrive at the kernel conf I am happy with under 4.7 7. Ran through kernel conf again to confirm no new gotchas and all required deviations for my setup were followed. Nothing looks fishy. Then: 1. Tried "second" procedure as documented 2. Failure at some point I don't recall due to physical memory or swap size How/why is this kernel ending up 0-sized with no error message? I played with the kernel protection as documented in the troubleshooting sections. Everything seems normal. Must I set kern_security level < 0 before I begin? Or should I lean on the "second" process to make it work? The problem there being that I do not have a kernel that allows me to increase swap by creating a swap file >:( Any help would be appreciated. Jeff _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"