Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Thu Apr 29 09:59:30 PDT 2004

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:04:30 -0400
"Carlos Castro" <sabisab at> wrote:

> Hi there:

1. If you use an relevant subject line your chances to get an reply are

2. You don't say what you are running. please provide output of 
uname -a

3. In case of hardware related problems including relevant part of dmesg
is crucial.

4. Did you try to boot the old kernel ? If not, boot in single mode
(boot -s on 4.x or the relevant option in 5.x) and type: unload <CR>
boot kernel.old <CR>

> I'm trying to recompile my kernel to add sound abilities for my ess 1869
> sound card. I've taken the generic file and added simply the "options
> pcm" line. The file configs, depends, and installs flawlessly. However,
> it doesn't boot! Well, it does, but when mounting the root file system,
> it exits with this message:
> Mounting root from ufs: /dev/ad0s2a
> Pid 41 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 8
> Init: /bin/sh on /etc/rc terminated abnormally, going to single user
> mode

You must have changed something else too.

Unregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"

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