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Date:      Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:26:41 +1000
From:      "'Nick Slager'" <nicks@albury.net.au>
To:        "scott.Dukes" <scott@kryptonite.co.za>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: HELP!
Message-ID:  <20000720092641.A79432@albury.net.au>
In-Reply-To: <000001bff170$dd856000$0b3107c4@kryptonite.co.za>; from scott@kryptonite.co.za on Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 01:02:43PM +0200
References:  <20000719204819.A16450@albury.net.au> <000001bff170$dd856000$0b3107c4@kryptonite.co.za>

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Thus spake scott.Dukes (scott@kryptonite.co.za):

> > Most likely your userland binaries and kernel are out of sync. Did
> > you build a new kernel from the new sources and install it?
>
> Actually its even more complex, what I neglected to mention earlier is
> that I had been trying to upgrade (unsuccesfully) to 4.0-stable, and
> had gotten as far as make buildworld and then tried make kernel=RED
> which failed. After that I did what I mentioned in the last mail, i.e.
> downloaded the 3.5-stable sources and then make buildworld.
>
> I never at any stage installed either the built 4.0-stable binaries or
> a new kernel. My biggest problem is that since the machine is booting
> in single user mode, I can't even rebuild the kernel 'coz the file
> system is read-only. I have tried booting from an older kernel and
> from kernel.GENERIC with the same results.

At this stage I would nuke /usr/obj and make sure you have a clean
src tree for 3.5-STABLE and try again.

In single user mode, 'mount -a -t nonfs' will mount everyting listed
in /etc/fstab apart from NFS filesystems. You can change the status of
an already mounted filesystem with 'mount -u -w /usr', for example.


Nick.

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