"JJB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I think you have missed some very important details. In 4.x releases > when you do a kernel compile the system automatically renames the > current kernel to kernel.old for you. There is also a kernel.generic > which is always there. > > In 5.x versions the whole kernel boot process was replaced with new > method and the auto rename of the kernel no longer happens on a > recompile and there is no kernel.generic module available. Whoever > added the new boot process to 5.x did real poor job of integrating > the new pirated boot code into Freebsd. This should be reported as > a bug by everybody who wants the old kernel rename process added > back into FreeBSD.
What are you talking about? I did a cvsup/make kernel process just a week ago on a 5.1 machine, and the 5.2 kernel refused to work with the network card. Lucky for me, kernel.old was in the boot directory, and I was able to move it back over kernel. Yes, the process and everything is different, but the basic fallback device is still there. > > Submit Bug report. > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jason > Barnes > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 7:31 PM > To: Jonathan Chen > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: safe mode for kernel.old > > On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Jonathan Chen wrote: > > > On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 03:50:40PM -0700, Jason Barnes wrote: > > > > > > Wow -- this is weird, but when I try that the machine locks > up > > > right after loading the old kernel, after the little -/|\ series > finishes. > > > Additionally, safe mode and single-user mode are distinct. Is > there a > > > boot -safe that will boot into SAFE mode? > > > Thanks for your help, > > > > Unlike Windows, there is no SAFE mode. Single user mode is about > as > > safe as it will get. > > Then what's the safe mode in the boot screen in 5.2.1, and > how is > it different than single user mode? Thanks for your patience with > me on > this issue. > > - Jason > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Bill Moran Potential Technologies http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"