On Monday 23 August 2004 01:39 pm, Curtis Vaughan wrote: > So, could someone tell me if my system is salvageable or not and what I > need to do? > Or, should I just start over? > > Curtis > > On 21 Aug, 2004, at 17:06, Curtis Vaughan wrote: > > 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]" > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
Try to boot into single-user mode, i.e., when the system boots, it'll display a 10 second countdown. Hit spacebar to abort the countdown. Then type boot -s and it'll boot into single-user mode with only the root partition mounted. type mount -a to get the other partitions mounted. Then redo your buildworld,etc., but skip mergemaster stuff. Here's the steps: cd /usr/src make buildworld make buildkernel KERNCONF=yourkernelname (you DID copy GENERIC and customize it didn't you?) make installkernel KERNCONF=yourkernelname make installworld reboot Skipping the mergemaster stuff will mean that any recent changes to various config files will be missing, but you should be able to come up multi-user. If these steps fail, it'll probably be easier to just reinstall. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"