James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed Apr 26 18:16:44 UTC 2017

I ended up reinstalling.  Now I have Yet Another Difficulty (YAD tm

After the install using the ZFS - MBR(BIOS) (no-encryption) options I
rebooted from the hdd.  Everything went fine.  I have both the console
and an ssh session logged in.  I installed bash.  So far so good.

However, when I run 'freebsd-update fetch' I see this error:

src component not installed. skipped
Cannot identify running kernel

# uname -a
FreeBSD vhost02.mississauga.harte-lyne.ca 11.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD
11.0-RELEASE-p1 #0 r306420: Thu Sep 29 03:40:55 UTC 2016    
root at releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

# ls -la /boot
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  13 Sep 28  2016 /boot -> bootpool/boot
# ls -la /boot/*
ls: /boot/*: No such file or directory
# ls -la /bootpool
total 9
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel   2 Apr 26 12:57 .
drwxr-xr-x  18 root  wheel  25 Apr 26 13:27 ..

So, where is the kernel and how did the system start?

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