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Old 3rd September 2008
daemonFromHeaven daemonFromHeaven is offline
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Default FreeBSD 7.0 kernel building...


I was gone for a while, but now I'm back. I reinstalled my FreeBSD 7.0 system and compiled a custom kernel using the handbook. Everything went fine, but here's what I've noticed after a reboot.

I installed my new kernel like this (sources for everything are already installed on my system):

# mkdir /root/kernels
# cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/ 
# cp GENERIC /root/kernels/TSUNAMI_i386
# ln -s /root/kernels/TSUNAMI_i386
--- edited my TSUNAMI_i386 config file here ---
# cd /usr/src
# make buildkernel KERNCONF=TSUNAMI_i386
# make installkernel KERNCONF=TSUNAMI_i386
After a reboot I've noticed that my FreeBSD 7.0 system is using my new kernel, which I've just built (/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TSUNAMI_i386), but dmesg shows that /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC is being used.. Is this normal? On my other system with compiled custom kernel dmesg shows my custom kernel..

Why is that? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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