Safe to 'make installkernel' in multi-user mode?

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Thu May 7 05:06:12 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009 22:52:12 Modulok wrote:
> Just making sure I'm not brewing a disaster...
> Is it 'safe' to install a kernel (i.e. 'make installkernel') on a
> system while in multi-user mode?

It's the best and prefered way. Dropping to single user for installkernel has 
very little advantages, the running kernel doesn't change, only the on-disk 
version and if something goes wrong, you have full tools available to track 
the problem down.

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