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Date:      Sun, 3 Nov 1996 11:39:47 +0100 (MET)
From:      J Wunsch <>
Subject:   Re: i386/1948: On bootup after Installation, Says "Cant find /kernel"
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "" at "Nov 2, 96 11:05:48 pm"

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As wrote:

> After Installation of FreeBSD, I reboot the machine, and on bootup,
> it says, "Can't find /kernel" and repeats to the startup screen,
> doing this in an ongoing loop.

> >How-To-Repeat:
> Turn on the machine.

This is a very poorly written PR, sorry.

The question `How-To-Repeat' was meant as `how could somebody else
repeat this?'.  Very obviously, several 10000 FreeBSD machines on the
world cannot repeat your problem by simply turning on the machine,
instead they boot up as intended.

You're suffering from some installation problem, but didn't go into
any further detail to describe it.

I'm going to close this PR (since it's useless as it stands), and
kindly ask you to direct your questions to  In particular, describe how you have
installed the system, what's the geometry settings, what's the output
at the boot prompt after entering a `?' etc.

Once you know what's going wrong, and you are sure that it is actually
a genuine bug in the installation procedure or operating system, we
can re-open the PR if you submit sufficient details to actually find
and fix such a bug.  If you intend this, simply send mail to, with a subject line of
``i386/1948''.  The GNATS system will record your mail in the audit-
trail of the PR then.

cheers, J"org -- -- NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

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