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Date:      Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:14:09 +0100
From:      "Jan Stocker" <>
To:        <>, <current@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: 4.5->5.0 New Bootloader needed
Message-ID:  <000001c1ca67$0d5067a0$>
In-Reply-To: <>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of
> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:05 PM
> To: current@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: 4.5->5.0 kldxref:No such file or directory
> As an asside, I've noticed in the past when upgrading from 4.0 to
> 5.0, I've had to forcebly reinstall the loader.  I dont know why,
> but the loader shiped with (at least) 4.4 doesnt seem to like
> loading 5.0 kernel bits.

If i understand the boot procedure right it isnt the the mbr but the boot
sector of the partition. For 5.0 the kernel and modules stuff can be found
unter /boot not in the root-tree. So after a buildkernel and installkernel
none of the boot sectors are overwritten and the old kernel will be loaded.

I think this has to be mentioned in the UPDATING text should it?


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