gaynw at bristolsystems.com
Fri Dec 23 06:44:25 PST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of rajoor
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:21 PM
> To: Giorgos Keramidas
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Boot error
> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> >On 2005-12-23 14:18, Ariane & Ron Joordens
> <joordens at aanet.com.au> wrote:
> >>Afternoon All,
> >>My FreeBSD 6.0 computer refuses to boot. It gets to the
> screen where it
> >>pauses for 10 seconds and gives you the choice of 8 boot
> options, and
> >>Choosing the default option shows a single line
> >>text= etc,..." then the next line shows "|", and that's it. All the
> >>other boot options show just the "|" and that's it. I have
> waited for up
> >>to 30 minutes, but no change. The only way out is to reset
> the computer.
> >>Prior to this prblem the computer worked perfectly. FreeBSD 5.4 was
> >>installed about 4 months ago, this was upgraded to 6.0
> about 2 months
> >>ago. Everything had been recompiled and I never had any
> problems, until
> >>I suspect that my 2 year old son has been pressing the power button
> >>repeatedly which may have caused this.
> >Do you still have the FreeBSD install CD-ROM? You can use
> that to boot.
> >DON'T INSTALL ANYTHING, though :)
> >Just make sure that the CD-ROM boots fine up to the sysinstall menu.
> >If that works, then there's definitely something wrong with
> the kernel
> >or the other boot files you have on disk, and we'll see what can be
> Thanks Giorgos,
> The install cd boots just fine. So I then looked up the
> manual and tried
> to boot from /boot/kernel.old.kernel but that doesn't work either.
> What can we do next?
Next: Boot from a CD that has diagnostics and check your hard drive.
Bristol Systems Inc.
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