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Re: update-initramfs -k all -u

also sprach Hendrik Sattler <debian@hendrik-sattler.de> [2007.05.18.0842 +0200]:
> Does that help you when you cannot boot anymore?

grub provides an interactive shell.

also sprach David Härdeman <david@hardeman.nu> [2007.05.18.0844 +0200]:
> True, but that won't help if two initramfs-tools using packages have been
> updated since last boot and it also requires the user to know that the
> backup exists and how to tell grub to use it.

Good point. Thus it looks like there is no right way other than not
to introduce bugs into initramfs-producing packages. Not using -k
all may mean that your existing initramfs cannot boot the current
system anymore, and using it may mean that your previous and only
good initramfs now also gets infected by the
I-won't-let-you-boot-no-more virus.

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