Re: Proposal: make kernel install easier
On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:00:54 -0600, Jamin W Collins <email@example.com> said:
> On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 14:46, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On 20 Aug 2003 10:51:54 -0400, Adam C Powell IV said:
>> > Greetings, Installing a new kernel package can be a bit of a
>> > pain, especially for newbies, what with hand-editing lilo.conf or
>> > config
>> Why on earth are you hand editing the lilo.conf file for every
>> kernel image?
> Well, if they move from an installation kernel to a kernel-image
> package, they have to add an entry for an initrd file. After that,
> if they upgrade to another kernel-image package and want to be able
> to use both the new and the old they need to edit the old entry for
> an initrd too.
If you are going to bounce back and forth between initrd and
non initrd kernels, you should modify the sample postinst-hook script
and maintain two sets of symlinks -- one for initrd ekrnels, and one
for plain ones. Bingo. No need to edit the lilo.conf every time.
pediddel: A car with only one working headlight. "Sniglets", Rich Hall
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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