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Date:      Mon, 25 Jan 1999 01:59:22 -0500
From:      "Patrick Seal" <>
To:        "FBSDQ" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   3.0-stable from 2.2.8 stable install 
Message-ID:  <000001be4830$3c8c2480$>

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I installed 3.0-stable from 2.2.8 without a hitch, until It asked me to
install the kernel.  It complained about no /usr/sys/include/osrelease*.h or
something like that.  I had no choice to reboot.  ( I had installed the new
boot blocks already)  Now almost no important system calls work! (shutdown,
mount GASP!)  now I can't mount anything at startup!  I used the 3.0-RELEASE
bootdisk to load the 2.2.8 kernel on my hardrive, now I can get read-only on /
(root) at least.

I tried downloading the fixit.flp, but the install program kept semi-freezing
up.  It would prompt me for the disk, I'd put it in, it would read, then the
insert a disk would come back up.  The only way to exit is CtrlAltDel, (but
then another dialog comes up, so it can't be ALL frozen).  I can also switch
virtual terminals.  The debug one says bdf() or bdp() error (something like
that).  And then some kind of error about mounting an MSDos filesystem.   I'll
try downloading the image again.

Can anyone give me advice on what to do?  Could someone send me an Elf kernel
and instructions on mounting root read/write?

Thanks to everyone for all your great help in the past!

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