I upgraded my 7.3 FreeBSD box using the following instructions from the FreeBSD website:
2.2 Upgrading Using “FreeBSD Update”
The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64 systems running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running 7.-RELEASE, 8.-RELEASE, 8.3-BETA1, or 8.3-RC can upgrade as follows:
"# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.3-RELEASE
During this process, FreeBSD Update may ask the user to help by merging some configuration files or by confirming that the automatically performed merging was done correctly.
"# freebsd-update install
The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.
"# shutdown -r now
After rebooting, freebsd-update(8) needs to be run again to install the new userland components:
Following the reboot the box just keeps on looping. I am not sure if the kernel is fine and I am not sure what the above instructions mean when they say "The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.
I have looked in the /boot directory and the kernel directory is there and seems fine.
I tried booting with the default kernel and it reboots, I also tried with ACPI disabled (option 2) and Safe mode (option 3) with the same results. I can boot successfully into Single user mode (option 4).
Do I need to change any files etc to boot with the newly installed kernel?