Bug 84555 - boot2 unable to load kernel directly.
Summary: boot2 unable to load kernel directly.
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: i386 (show other bugs)
Version: 5.4-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-i386 (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-04 18:30 UTC by trasz
Modified: 2006-10-26 13:13 UTC (History)
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Description trasz 2005-08-04 18:30:22 UTC
      according to boot(8) man page, 'it is possible to dispense with
the third stage altogether'.  however, 'hitting a key' and specyfing
'0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel' results in hard hang (impossible to
reboot with crtl-alt-del) at spinner (/-\|).  booting '0:ad(0,a)/boot/
loader' works ok.
Comment 1 ru freebsd_committer 2006-10-26 13:12:47 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

In this particular release this is supported, but you need 
the hints for syscons and probably atkbd* to make it work. 
It's possible to compile the hints statically into a kernel.