Can't load 'kernel' after 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 upgrade.



  • I upgraded via the web configurator page from version 2.0.2 to 2.0.3. After the system reboot I was left with:
    Can't load 'kernel'
    and just an OK prompt.

    What black magic can I do to repair and bring this back online?
    This is an AMD64 build

    Thanks



  • [EDIT]:I am removing my previous statement, It appears my issue may be a bad hard drive.



  • Going to reload OS if there aren't any ideas.

    Can I take some shortcut in reloading to try and preserve the build or should I totally format and load from bare metal?

    Thx



  • you could try, downloading the most recent cd, and boot from it, then chose recovery from the menu, it should look through your hard drive for your config.xml and then rebuild around those settings.

    I was using a SSD, and I guess it failed and it couldnt complete the rebuild, my last backup I could find was 2 years ago :-(



  • I tried doing a "recovery" install (as outlined here: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Automatically_Restore_During_Install) but it didn't work.  I did have a week old backup of everything so it's not a big deal, but it just seems like an overkill to completely have to wipe and reinstall for this.  I wish I knew more about the boot config file to have been able to make a fix.  I'm sure it would have been something quick and easy to do if I knew what I was doing.  :(  Oh well.

    Thx for looking.

    AWS



  • @awsiemieniec:

    II wish I knew more about the boot config file to have been able to make a fix.  I'm sure it would have been something quick and easy to do if I knew what I was doing.

    If the disk developed a bad spot in a a "crucial" spot you could well have lost a lot more files than the kernel. I suspect it will generally be easier and much quicker to reinstall and restore your saved configuration file. (You do save your configuration file regularly, don't you?)



  • I have this problem with the 4gb nanobsd-vga 2.0.3 image. I cannot get it to boot from USB. I have 3 identical Jetway JNF96 boards. All of them boot 2.0.2 fine. None of them will boot 2.0.3 either as a full install of 2.0.3 or an upgrade from 2.0.x. I get the same message as OP posted.  The system seems to enumerate the USB bus and crash. I can boot older versions and I can boot to SATA just fine.

    When it crashed the keyboard is unresponsive and my only option is to reset/power down. What am I doing wrong. I built the image using phydiskwrite the same as 2.0.2. It starts to boot and then nothing.


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