On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 08:20:51PM +1000, August Simonelli wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently did the following:
> installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 from the iso
> cvsup'd the source (using tag=RELENG_5_2)
> followed section 19 of the handbook
> followed section 8 for the kernel rebuild and did a custom kernel
> (placing in /root/kernels and linking it, as per section 8.3)
> everything went well
> did a mergmaster and didn't accept any changes (it was a fresh system)
> rebooted and logged in
> did uname -v and got the same output as before all the above (Feb
> build date (5.2.1, right?), reference to GENERIC kernel not my custom
> kernel - my search of the list archives tells me it should show the
> local machine and a recent date in this output)
> Do I need to update somewhere to tell the system to boot the new
> kernel? If so, I totally missed that in the handbook (whoops).
> This also leads me to ask how one best confirms the system has "changed?"
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> August

What does your symlink look like?  So you put the newly built kernel in
/root/kernels, then did something like?:

# ln -s /root/kernels/mykernel /boot/kernel/kernel

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