Failure on today's CVS (stable, AMD)

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Thu Jan 20 08:12:05 PST 2005

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 16:42:29 -0500, Michael R. Wayne
<freebsd at> wrote:
> 2) More importantly, I recovered by loading /boot/kernel.old/kernel
>   and the box is up BUT I am concerned that the NEXT time that I
>   do "make installkernel" I'll stomp on kernel.old losing this fallback
>   procedure.  I can certainly copy /boot/kernel.old to /boot/
>   but is there something else I should save?  Or is there another
>   suggested procedure?
When I have a bad kernel I do the following after booting the good kernel.

cd /boot
rm -rf kernel
cp -rp kernel.old kernel
cp -rp kernel.old kernel.good

This way I can reboot the box without going into the loader to load kernel.old.


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