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Date:      Mon, 18 Oct 1999 03:02:12 EDT
From:      ATeslik@aol.com
To:        dakiraun@home.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Kernel/Booting trouble
Message-ID:  <0.f7c37870.253c1ff4@aol.com>

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Hey Arron,

When you boot it will say to press any key to bypass the kernel while it 
counts down. When you press a key it will drop you to a prompt like

disk1s1a:>

at this type:

unload      (unloads the currently loaded kernel)

then type:

load kernel.old     (loads the last kernel that was replaced by the install 
of the new                      kernel - e.g. the working kernel. This is of 
course provided that
                    you didn't do "make install" of your bad kernel twice, in 
which
                    case the only thing you could load would be 
kernel.GENERIC,
                    which is the very original kernel that the system first 
booted with)

then type:

boot            (boots off of the currently loaded kernel)

This should work. Good luck. Take a peek at your root directory after and you 
will see 

kernel
kernel.old
kernel.GENERIC

in there. After you make your working kernel, copy it to kernel.MYKERNEL in 
case you build another bogus kernel later.

Alex


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