Problem with /boot/loader

Kelly Black kjblack at
Thu Jun 26 18:34:45 UTC 2008

>On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:38 AM, Kelly Black <kjblack at> wrote:
>> I have a problem with loader. I recently upgraded from 6_rel to 7_rel.
>> Now when I install world there is a problem booting.
>> Here is what I do:
>> Now when I reboot there is a problem. I get an error that the system
>> cannot boot. Part of it looks like this:
>> Can't work out which disk we are booting from.
>> Guessed BIOS device 0xffffffff not found by probes, defaulting to disk0:
>> If I boot from a live disk and replace /boot/loader with
>> /boot/loader.old it boots up fine and everything looks good. A new
>> world and a new kernel. I would be grateful for any help or any
>> pointers.
>What do you have in /etc/make.conf?  I recall there being a point in
>time where incorrect CFLAGS options could build a broken loader.
>Try renaming /etc/make.conf (or just commenting out all
>CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS options) and rebuilding either just the loader or the
>whole world, and see if that makes a difference.
>Freddie Cash
>fjwcash at


Thank you for the reply.  I put my make.conf file back to its default
when I first did the upgrade to avoid other kinds of problems:

# added by use.perl 2008-04-07 11:54:35

And it still produced the loader that does not load.


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