Failed to Load Kernel

Chad Perrin perrin at
Tue Jan 5 19:21:22 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 09:15:29AM -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> I'm rather astounded that no one has responded to your
> email as of yet.  IANAE, but here goes:

For my part -- I just hadn't seen it before this.  I'm surprised there
aren't more replies too, though.

> Could that be "readln"?  Been too long since I saw it.
> The typo below makes me assume you're typing from the
> view on the the monitor.  Bad news is, ev'ry time I've
> seen this, it's because of bad media.  I've not seen it
> for years, though, and then, it was always on floppy
> installs, which, I think, are the posterboy for "bad media"
> on Google or Wikipedia or summat.

It could just be a bad burn.  It happens sometimes, even with a good ISO
for the disk.  Burning again on a different disk might make the
difference, if that's the case.

> I'm guessing there's some issue we're both unaware of.  Perhaps
> someone with a better grok on the situation will post.

Alas, I don't know anything more about the situation than you do, I
guess.  I hope someone else has more information.

> That's good to hear.  As I mentioned, hopefully someone else
> will have a better clue on this, as I've not had the problem
> for years.  I've also not burned a CD for FreeBSD on Windows
> *ever*, so I'm thinking it could be related to that, somehow
> or other, despite the fact that you can "see" everything.  But
> then again, maybe I just don't trust Windows programs ;-)

I sympathize.  All my FreeBSD CDs have been burned on Debian or FreeBSD.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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