Upgrading to New Kernel - Hung on Boot

APseudoUtopia apseudoutopia at gmail.com
Sun May 10 13:48:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Boris Samorodov <bsam at ipt.ru> wrote:
> 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
> kernel.

Ah, yes, sorry, I forgot to mention that I have GENERIC installed to
/boot/GENERIC, and it does load perfectly fine without any problems.
It's just the new kernel that hangs on boot.

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