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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:31:27 -0500
From:      "fbsd_user" <fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
To:        "Adam Bozanich" <abozan01@ccsf.edu>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC
Message-ID:  <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGCEGIFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.HPX.4.44.0312291512180.15239-100000@hills.ccsf.cc.ca.us>

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There is no kernel in the boot directory on my 5.2 RC2 system. There
is an boot sub-directory named kernel that contains 150 files, one
of them being kernel that's around the correct size to be the
GENERIC binary kernel.
Are you telling me that the kernel binary is moved from an easy
uncluttered location in 4.9 of /  to a location 2 directory levels
deep and surrounded with a bunch of clutter?

What king of stupid system design decision is that?
Is it possible this is an mistake?
Should an problem report be make to point this error out the 5.2
release team?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Adam
Bozanich
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:16 PM
To: fbsd_user
Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG
Subject: RE: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:

> You are talking about the kernel source.
>
> I am talking about the /kernel.GENERIC binary execution file.

Ooh, sorry.  kernel & co. are in /boot/kernel.  If you want to back
it up,
use

 cd /boot ; cp -R kernel kernel.GENERIC

and issue 'boot kernel.GENERIC' from the boot prompt if you want to
use
it later.

-Adam


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