safe mode for kernel.old

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Jul 30 15:42:21 PDT 2004

Jason Barnes <jbarnes at> wrote:

> 	I managed to build a kernel that won't mount root.  Furthermore, I
> have a separate issue whereby the system hangs when I boot normally, but
> works fine when in safe mode.
> 	My question is:  how do I load kernel.old and then run it in safe
> mode?
> 	Thanks for any help you might be able to provide,

Interrupt the boot countdown to get the boot prompt, then enter
boot -s kernel.old

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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