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Re: splitting up kernel-image into two pieces

On Jul 13, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> Nick Cabatoff <ncc@cs.mcgill.ca> writes:
> > The benefit of this approach is that you can install and remove
> > kernel-images at your discretion without them screwing around with
> > your actual setup.  Only if you modify the kernel-selection package
> > does your actual boot potentially get changed.
> AFAIK all the images do is update the vmlinuz symlink. Why don't you
> just ignore that and specify /boot/vmlinux-x.y.z-foo directly in your
> boot setup?

They do a lot more than that - the postinst is about 1000 lines of
perl currently I believe.

I don't want to specify the kernel in my lilo because I want to be
able to use the same lilo.conf for all, or at least most, of our ~100
debian machines.  I don't want to have to change lilo.conf just
because I change the kernel.

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