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Re: kernel-image with the same version

On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 07:43:14AM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed recently potato from scratch.  Rescue disk installed 
> kernel 2.2.17 and I rebuild kernel-image with kerne-source 2.2.17
> so the version of kernel was same for both.
> When I installed kernel-image-2.2.17*.deb which I rebuild then
> /vmlinuz and /vmlinuz.old were created but both pointed to the same
> /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17.  This means no back-up of old kernel was retained.
> In my case, new kernel seemed to work fine so there was no problem,
> I guessed, but this might cause problems.
> Is this inevitable or I am missing something?

Edit /etc/kernel-img.conf and add this line:

reverse_symlink := yes

That will make /vmlinux the actual file, and the ones in /boot will be the
symlinks. That may solve your problem (try installing the kernel again to

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