Latest kernel doesn't work on PPC?
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Sat Apr 16 15:17:55 PDT 2005
Well, I rebuilt my PPC system for the first time in a few weeks. I
rebooted to the new kernel, and ... it doesn't work. It can't find
my root filesystem. It tries to mount root from /dev/ad0s5 (which
is correct for my system), but fails. So, I get the
prompt. If I type '?' to that, it says "List of GEOM managed disk
devices:", but it shows no devices in that list.
I think at this point I'm stuck, needing to re-install. I still
see that bug in the loader, where trying to load any kernel will
cause that kernel to panic immediately at startup. So I can't
in the boot loader.
I tried booting up off the CD-ROM I used for my original install. My
idea was that I would start an emergency holographic shell, mount my
ad0s5 partition, and move /boot/kernel.old back to being /boot/kernel.
But it seems that CD (the miniinst.iso from Dec 29th) doesn't have the
mount command? It has mount_nfs and mount_msdosfs, but those won't
do much for me! Am I missing something obvious here?
Is there any simple way for me to get back to the kernel which had
been working for me?
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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