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Re: splitting up kernel-image into two pieces

Nick Cabatoff <ncc@cs.mcgill.ca> writes:

> > 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.

50 % is user interaction.

> 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.

It would be interesting to know, *which* problem you actually want to
solve. In other words, what does the postinst get wrong?

In the mean time, maybe "man kernel-img.conf" helps...


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