booting original kernel
mark.r.cullen at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 16:30:58 PDT 2005
> Siriphan Brigder wrote:
>> This page from the handbook will hopefully help you:
>> Good luck!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Sudheer Gupta
>> Sent: 09 October 2005 22:51
>> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> Subject: booting original kernel
>> I am using 4.1 BSD.
>> Made few changes to the kernel and compiled it. When trying to reboot
>> the modified kernel, it throwed some page faults.
>> So, i booted using the older config namely kernel.old.
>> I again made few changes and recompiled the kernel with a new config.
>> Now, trying to boot the kernel, it neither boots with the latest nor the
>> older one.
>> How do I boot with original configuration ??
> From the sounds of it, when you compiled your second kernel your
> kernel.old (the original generic kernel) was overwritten by your broken
> kernel leaving you with two broken kernels and no working kernels to
> boot from. If that's what happened you either need to reinstall FreeBSD
> or boot the install/rescue cd and try to copy the generic kernel from it.
> That handbook page has a lot of good information, but most of it is
> preventative. The best suggestion is to always keep a working copy of
> the kernel seperate from the kernel.old that FreeBSD makes for you.
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Isn't there also /kernel.GENERIC that gets installed?
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