Help with build world - Can't mount root after bootin from /k ernel

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Thu Oct 16 09:20:55 PDT 2003

> From: Jason Dictos <jason.dictos at>
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 09:05:18 -0700
> Oh Boy, woops, so doing a get from stable is actual a downgrade if you're
> running 5.1??

Guess you missed the section on release naming. At this time V5 is
still not stable. So stable is now V4.9RC. It's hoped that 5.3 will be
ready to call stable.

If you are running V5.1 and want to update, the only place to go is
CURRENT (or "." in your supfile).

You should be able to recover the old 5.1 system by entering a space
(or any character other than <Enter>) after hitting F1. This will drop
you into the loader prompt and you should still be able to load
/boot/kernel, your old V5.1 kernel.

ok unload
ok /boot /boot/kernel/kernel

If you have done an installworld on the new system (and you should not
have if you were carefully following the instructions in the
handbook), things should be back to "normal" after a cvsup to current
(or 5.1), "make buildworld" and "make kernel".
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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