I seem to have shot myself in the foot. I ran cvsup, buildworld,
installworld, buildkernel, and installkernel yesterday on my laptop as
well as my desktop. The laptop will no longer boot FreeBSD; the
desktop is fine. The laptop shows:
BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01
Console: internal video/keryboard
BIOS drive A: is disk0
BIOS drive C: is disk1
BIOS 639kB/64448kB available memory
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key ofr command prompt.
can't load 'kernel'
can't load 'kernel.old'
open '/' failed: no such file or directory
disk0: BIOS drive A
disk1: BIOS drive C
pxe @ 0xe4dc
The machine boots up in W95.
The machine was running 4.0-Stable from a few weeks ago.
I have a script which runs the sequence of build/install steps; the
script on the laptop stopped because the laptop was running under a
different machine name than usual and so the script did not find the
kernel config file. I ran buildkernel and installkernel by hand for
my kernel config file and for GENERIC. I believe I followed the
UPDATING instructions (but something's not working, so I probably
You say you did a buildkernel. Did you specify a kernel name? If not,
you can try GENERIC.
Boot to the boot prompt ("ok") and enter "boot GENERIC -s". That
should load and boot a kernel named 'GENERIC'. If you specified a
kernel name to buildkernel and installkernel, use that name in place
You can always boot this way, although, if the 'kernel' file exists,
you need to so an 'unload' before booting.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: ober...@es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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