Repairing "kernel not found"

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Sep 7 06:58:03 PDT 2005

On 2005-09-07 09:51, "Frederick N. Brier" <fbrier at> wrote:
> What is odd is that the machine booted FreeBSD perfectly at least 5-6
> times before I ran into the weird "ps" error and then it would not
> boot.  I still need to figure out what caused the problem in the first
> place.
> For the moment, is there a way to reinstall just the core 5.4 kernel
> distribution files, but not anything else?  Is it legitimate to do a
> recursive copy of all the boot files on the CD, ie: /dist/boot to the
> twed1s1a slice's /boot directory.  Then I do the boot0cfg and disklabel
> command and then fixes any boot manager config files.  Would that work?

Not sure.  It seems odd that your boot loader can't see the partition.

Have you checked that the BIOS slice table and your partitions are ok?

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