Old system keeps coming back

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-stable-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sun Nov 28 15:14:40 UTC 2010

"Jack Raats" <jack at jarasoft.net> writes:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jack Raats" <jack at jarasoft.net>
> Subject: Old system keeps coming back
>> At this moment I hiring a FreeBSD server running FreeBSD 7.2.
>> After running cvsup, updating sources and ports, compiling the complete
>> system, installing kernel and the "new world", rebooting the system
>> gives the old sytem and not the freshly
>> compiled FreeBSD 7.4-PRERELASE.
> It seems that dmesg gives all system info. At he end it gives the
> FreeBSD 7.4-PRELEASE message.
> What the do so that dmesg gives the latest info?

It's a memory buffer in the kernel.  Powering the machine down will
clear it.

> /etc/motd also is not updated. How to solve this?

That should be done automatically on boot, unless you've done something
specifically to disable it.  Make sure /etc/rc.d/motd is present,
standard, and nothing in rc.conf (et.al.) is affecting it.

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