unable to boot due to error in loader.conf

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Mon Jul 2 18:33:14 UTC 2007

"Tamouh H." <hakmi at rogers.com> writes:

> Since people were talking about modifying kern.hz , I went the extreme and added "kern.hz=10" to loader.conf , obviously the system didn't load properly. It panics during boot process.
> This is 5.4-Stable, I've tried all other boot modes and the only option available is "Escape to Loader Prompt".
> Any tips on a way to recover this machine ? 

Escape to the loader prompt, and set it back.  I think the syntax
should be "set kern.hz=1000", but check the manual (online, if
necessary) if I messed up on the details.

Then remove the line from loader.conf once you boot.

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