On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 06:27:45AM +0200, Milan Obuch wrote:
> On Thursday 23 October 2008 01:32:27 Jo Rhett wrote:
> > I haven't had time to investigate, but after installing 6.4RC1 on a
> > machine I've been using with 6.3 for a few months, it installs
> > painlessly but on the first and subsequent reboots you see
> >
> > BTX Loader 1.00 blah blah blah
> > ...
> > Loading /boot/defaults/loader.con
> > \
> >
> > At this point you have a hard refreeze -- no keyboard control, however
> > I can reboot it from the Phantom card.
> >
> > System: Rackable C2004, dual Intel 2.66 processors, 4gb RAM, disk
> > drive on built in SCSI port
> >
> > Absolutely nothing special, boots and runs 6.2 and 6.3 without a flaw.
> >
> > I'll have more time to investigate on Friday. Anything specific that
> > would be more or less useful to debug in particular?

>
> I did not investigate on this issue too much, but there is an workaround -
> copy older /boot/loader over newer one. In my case, I am rebuilding whole
> world often, and now /boot/loader seems to not build correctly for me. Older
> one is ~ 250 kB, rebuilt will be ~ 185 kB, and freezes.
>
> In your case, you would write old /boot/loader from 6.3 over new installed
> with 6.4RC1 and it will boot normally again.
>
> I know it is only workaround, but it's quick and easy, and I have not too much
> time to investigate any further (not to mention I have no idea what to look
> for and where).


Has anyone filed a PR on this problem, or contacted John Baldwin?

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