Upgrading to New Kernel - Hung on Boot
bsam at ipt.ru
Sun May 10 13:56:46 UTC 2009
On Sun, 10 May 2009 09:48:04 -0400 APseudoUtopia wrote:
> 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.
Is it a GENERIC kernel from the new FreeBSD version?
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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