Buildworld problem? -Solved
javaweenie at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 15 22:31:17 GMT 2005
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> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Java Weenie
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:38 AM
> > To: questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Buildworld problem?
> > I had a 4gig drive laying around that I wanted to use for a router, so I
> > installed the latest (from about 1.5 weeks ago) from the 5.x
> > distrubutions.
> > I added ipfw/natd/dummynet to the kernel file and did a full buildworld,
> > buildkernel. I rebooted after install kernel, everything seemed
> > normal, did
> > install world/mergemaster, rebooted. Right now, I have an 'ok'
> > prompt, it
> > appears after the 'Press enter to start booting immediately, or hit any
> > other key to <do something else>' option and it states it cannot
> > find kernel
> > or kernel.old.
> > My guesses are that either I got a really bad batch of sources, I
> > performed
> > a buildworld wrong (though I did double check my steps with the handbook
> > first), or my hard drive picked a really unusual place to die.
> > It is a new clean install so it wouldn't be a huge issue to
> > reinstall, but
> > if it is hardware, I will need to replace the drive before doing
> > this again.
> > Any thoughts on how to determine the problem?
Using sysinstall's label editor, I was able to get my file system back. I
also found the source of the problem (I think): my cvsup file was set to
grab RELENG_4, this is from a 5.x install cd. I will be doing a new build
world after a fresh cvsup.
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