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Re: Support for sunxi-based ARM systems in d-i

On Mon, 2014-05-05 at 20:17 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-05-05 at 20:39 +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
> > As can be seen above, the kernel package does not create symlinks in
> > /boot. It creates symlinks in /, but as it is possible (and sometimes even
> > necessary, e.g. with encrypted root) to have /boot on a seperate filesystem,
> > these are unusable in a boot script.
> Hrm, I thought if /boot was separate the symlink would be made in /boot,
> so /vmlinuz of the boot device (whether that was / or /boot) was always
> valid. Seems like I was wrong -- I have two systems with separate /boot,
> and one has the symlinks in / the other in /boot (and I only looked at
> the second last time around). I think I must have some tweaks
> to /etc/kernel-img.conf (specifically to link_in_boot) which I'd
> forgotten about, sorry for that.
> This does make me wonder if f-k with your patch needs to be more careful
> about overwriting /boot/vmlinuz in case it is a symlink.

The official kernel packages will put symlinks in boot if you put:

    link_in_boot = yes

in /etc/kernel-img.conf.  I believe the Debian installer does that for
some architectures.


Ben Hutchings
The obvious mathematical breakthrough [to break modern encryption] would be
development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers. - Bill Gates

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