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Re: apt and kernel updates

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:07:21AM -0400, Michael Galloway wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 05:01:44PM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > > 
> > > do i just need to move the links from 2.6.15-1-alpha-generic to 2.6.15-1-alpha-smp?

IMHO (but I haven't used pre-compiled kernels) you can/should do this
if you now it works. 

> > How does your /etc/aboot.conf look like (or /boot/etc/aboot.conf)?
> looks like this helge:
> odin:/etc# more aboot.conf
> #
> # aboot default configurations
> #
> 0:2/vmlinuz ro initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/sda3
> 1:2/vmlinuz.old ro initrd=/initrd.img.old root=/dev/sda3
> 2:3/vmlinux.new.gz ro root=/dev/sda2
> 3:3/vmlinux ro root=/dev/sda2
> 8:- ro root=/dev/sda2           # fs less boot of raw kernel
> 9:0/- ro root=/dev/sda2         # fs less boot of (compressed) ECOFF kernel

So I'd recommend to add the new kernel for testing there, i.e. add a
4:2/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1-alpha-smp ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-alpha-smp root=/dev/sda3

And next time in SRM
boot XXX -fl "i"
and in aboot hit "4". If everything works fine and as expected, you
can move the link (and if you want) remove the generic kernel. 

Of course you can move the link immediately, as you can type the
complete string above in aboot as well if it fails (and there is the
ls command to look up the precise name), but given that right now you
can copy and paste, and in aboot you can't, I recommend the above way.



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