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Bug#550584: Initial triggers patch and tracking of highest kernel


2011/3/10 Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com>:

> 2011/3/10 Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>:

>>>  1. Chainload boot, at first boot load the usual kernel then call the
>>> new one with kexec, if everything is fine then the user can replace
>>> old kernel with new kernel, else the kexec call fails and leaves you
>>> with old kernel.

>>  Sure, that's a nice approach; kexec doesn't work reliably on all
>>  platforms though, but that would be an option for platforms which
>>  support it.  There are various efforts to provide such an UI, petitboot
>>  or kboot for instance.

More info about this, vagrant implemented a proof of concept for the
Efika devices to kexec boot into other kernels via initramfs-tools.
  < http://people.debian.org/~vagrant/efika/initramfs-tools/ >

 Héctor Orón

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