make kernel / make installworld failed - Signal 4
owen.g at onlinehome.de
Thu Sep 16 01:53:31 PDT 2004
My PC is (or rather until Sunday, WAS) running 5.2.1#9. I edited the
kernel to reflect my installed hardware and add support for the PF
firewall and then did a CVSup for sources - keeping to 5.2.1. This
isn't the first kernel edit and upgrade I've done but as far as I recall
the only changes I made were the "pfi_hooks" (or something similar - for
the PF firewall) and to disable the ata keyboard - I can use USB to a
Here's what happened . . .
# make buildworld - finished OK
# make kernel KERNCONF=EDEN - finished OK
* PC rebooted OK
# make installworld - failed with errors part way through.
* PC failed to reboot. It gets part way through and then reboots.
. . .
So, at the boot loader prompt:
OK load /boot/kernel.save/kernel
OK boot kernel.save -s
. . .
illegal instruction. Signal 4
Unloading the kernel and booting into single user mode seems to be OK
and the PATH is correct.
No command except "cd" or "pwd" works, everything fails with "illegal
instruction Signal 4"
e.g. "ls" or "df" or "mount -a" all fail with "illegal instruction Signal 4"
Any ideas please.
Thanks in anticipation,
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