[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #716: System won't boot after security update April 2013

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Thu Apr 4 11:50:04 PDT 2013


#716: System won't boot after security update April 2013
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 Reporter:  rrking       |       Type:  System Enhancement
   Status:  new          |   Priority:  blocker
Milestone:               |  Component:  System Configuration
  Version:  9.1-RELEASE  |   Keywords:
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 System update recommended a security update yesterday. My system would not
 boot this morning. I installed PCBSD 9.1 onto a different hard disk this
 morning, accepted all updates (including the security update), and the
 system wouldn't reboot (or, more precisely, reboots as described below).
 The BTX loader does its job, but the computer reboots at the end of the
 BTX loader sequence (displaying the power on screen and then booting
 again), suggesting that the kernel is no longer bootable. This happens
 quickly enough that I can't see what the last messages are.
 The computer is an old Compaq model with a Sempron processor, and 1.25 GB
 memory. I am using the i386 version of PCBSD 9.1.

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