[nycbug-talk] Help getting FreeBSD current to boot (5.2.1 release does work)

pete wright pete
Sun Jun 13 14:27:41 EDT 2004

On Jun 13, 2004, at 2:21 PM, Jonathan wrote:

> pete wright wrote:
>> On Jun 13, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Jonathan wrote:
>>> Dan Langille wrote:
>>>> On 13 Jun 2004 at 11:08, Jonathan wrote:
>>>>> Wold anyone be willing to help me get a -current kernel to boot on 
>>>>> my computer?  As the subject says 5.2.1-release boots fine but any 
>>>>> recent (within a month +) -current fails to boot successfully.  I 
>>>>> can test any patches etc. the machine is just sitting right now 
>>>>> while I try to get it to work.  I don't have a null modem cable 
>>>>> and really don't want to pay Radioshack prices for one but I will 
>>>>> if I need to.  I'm located on FT Drum if anyone is willing to help 
>>>>> in person and lives nearby or knows someone nearby who may help.  
>>>>> I'd really like to get FreeBSD -current running because I want to 
>>>>> stick with 5.x and 5.2.1 release has several known security 
>>>>> issues.  I will probably switch to -stable when it becomes 
>>>>> 5-stable.
>> i'm game to help you out but i think the folks on the list would need 
>> a bit more info your setup, like hardware specs etc.  also if you 
>> could post the output of a "dmesg."  also, are you trying to boot off 
>> GENERIC or is this a custom kernel?  If custom, try booting off 
>> GENERIC.  finally, i would post the "uname" of the release that boots 
>> fine.
>> -p
> Booting GENERIC 5.2.1 and trying GENERIC -current
> The computer is a Pentium I 233MHz with 128MB RAM (My desktop has 
> problems too but the 233 computer will be dedicated to FreeBSD so I 
> want to get it working first).  I have a site I can post anything on 
> to avoid large on-list messages as well if that would be better for 
> this list.  I will post a transcription of the error messages and a 
> boot -v later but I'm in the middle of a 12 hour 
> buildworld/buildkernel (trying -current dated 5 May 2004 to see if 
> that works).

thanks for the info, also when you boot with newer builds where does 
the boot process hang?  I noticed some error messages relating to an 
ATA disk, altho i am not sure those are just diagnostics or what yet.


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