Upgrading to New Kernel - Hung on Boot

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Sun May 10 12:06:00 UTC 2009

On Sun, 10 May 2009 00:08:42 -0400 APseudoUtopia wrote:

> I have a FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE system. I'm trying to upgrade to 7.2,
> specifically the RELENG_7_2 tag.

> I synced my sources via csup, built world, built kernel, and installed
> kernel. All went well. I rebooted into single user mode, and the
> kernel hung. The loader menu came up, but when the kernel starts
> loading it hangs.

> I recovered it by dropping to a loader prompt and loading kernel.old.
> It booted up fine.

> I have attached the kernel config I used to buildkernel. I'm guessing
> it has something to do with this.

> In case it's relevant, the system is a dual-core Intel Xeon, with
> HyperThreading disabled.

If you have a custom kernel and get any problems than the first thing to
do is to build GENERIC kernel and see if the problem still exists. BTW,
don't forget to copy your /boot/kernel.old directory to
/boot/kernel.good, else it will be deletted when installing a new

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD Committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve

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