Handbook update section for custom kernel
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Thu Nov 20 10:42:51 UTC 2014
On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:35:58 -0800
"Dan O'Connor" <dan at ferrarishields.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:42:30 +0100
> > Marko Turk <markoml at markoturk.info> wrote:
> > > in handbook, section 184.108.40.206. Custom Kernels with FreeBSD 9.X and
> > > Later says:
> > > "Before using freebsd-update, ensure that a copy of the GENERIC
> > > kernel exists in /boot/GENERIC. If a custom kernel has only been
> > > built once, the kernel in /boot/kernel.old is the GENERIC kernel.
> > > Simply rename this directory to /boot/kernel."
> > >
> > > Should the last sentence be
> > > "Simply rename this directory to /boot/GENERIC."
> > >
> > > or am I missing something?
> > >
> > shouldn't it be /boot/kernel in all cases? I have never seen a
> /boot/GENERIC on
> > my machines. Not even after a fresh install.
> > Erich
> Mark, is correct.
> Your newnly-built custom kernel is /boot/kernel.
> mv'ing /boot/kernel.old to /boot/kernel will overwrite the newly
> built custom kernel with the old GENERIC kernel.
> Instead, rename /boot/kernel.old to /boot/GENERIC (I use
> /boot/kernel.GENERIC) to preserve the old GENERIC kernel...
> Remember, this applies to the first time you build your custom
> kernel. After subsequent kernel builds, /boot/kernel.old will be your
> old custom kernel. Don't overwrite your saved GENERIC kernel with an
> old custom kernel!
what program creates /boot/GENERIC then?
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