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Date:      Mon, 14 Jul 1997 07:13:05 -0400
From:      "Donald J. Maddox" <dmaddox@scsn.net>
To:        z_keithd@TITAN.SFASU.EDU
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: booting from wd2
Message-ID:  <19970714071305.59789@scsn.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.PMDF.3.95.970713211756.115505A-100000@TITAN.SFASU.EDU>; from z_keithd@TITAN.SFASU.EDU on Sun, Jul 13, 1997 at 09:22:18PM -0500
References:  <Pine.PMDF.3.95.970713211756.115505A-100000@TITAN.SFASU.EDU>

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On Sun, Jul 13, 1997 at 09:22:18PM -0500, z_keithd@TITAN.SFASU.EDU wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who has sent mail regarding how to boot properly.
> 
> 1:wd(2,a)/kernel    worked like a charm until it went to mount the drives.
> 
> So...I booted into single mode and fan fsck manually and mounted the
> partitions properly...the problem however is that on a recompile when I
> put the kernel on wd2 (that line...) After a complete compile when I
> reboot I still have to put 1:wd(2,a)/kernel to boot and when that works,
> it freezes after probing the isa bus and gives me a bunch of stuff 
> (would post here, but having to run between rooms to send mail...)
> and then reboots.  I can still boot with the other kernel and go the other
> way again.  
> 
> Any suggestions?  I've found none in the archives of the mailing list.
> 
> 

    I don't know if this will work for you or not, but at least with the
boot-blocks from -current, you can have a file called 'boot.config' in
your / dir that specifies what device to boot from.  You might try:

# echo "1:wd(2,a)/kernel" > /boot.config

and see if that helps...



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