So, it is my understanding that I did in fact do things right (or that is to say that The Complete FreeBSD had the right directions. But that something else went wrong.
BTW, I installed 4.8 from scratch. Then spent a couple of days preparing to do a cvsup making sure that I set everything up right (sources: Complete FreeBSD, freebsd.org, and this list. Then I did the cvsup. Everything else I've already written about in a previous letter. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that booting into an old kernel is an option. I have looked at the files on my system and there is no kernel.old or anything like it. There is only a kernel directory under the /boot/ directory. What information do I need to provide to perhaps salvage this system? And what steps did I possibly miss? Curtis > "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >> Yup. Go back to the top --- I missed where >> in your list of steps you actually *installed* >> the new kernel... > > That would be where he said: > >> > make kernel > > which is equivalent to "make buildkernel installkernel". > > It doesn't explain quite what's happening here, though -- and he > didn't even *hint* at such basic clues as what version he was updating > from or to (there may be extra steps for large updating jumps). > > Booting the old kernel is certainly worth a try before starting over, > though; the system is quite likely to be salvageable. > _______________________________________________ > [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]"