So, could someone tell me if my system is salvageable or not and what I
need to do?
Or, should I just start over?
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
> 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
> 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
> /boot/ directory.
> What information do I need to provide to perhaps salvage this system?
> And what steps did I possibly miss?
>> "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <email@example.com> 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.
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