On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 12:57:24PM +1000, Donovan Baarda wrote: > On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 03:24:59PM -0700, Nate Campi wrote: > > On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 03:17:45PM -0700, Nate Campi wrote: > > > > > > I'd recommend using the swap > > > partition as suggested above, and using the original kernel from suse. > > > You know it boots the box, so use it again. > > > > Er, I meant the _currently_ running kernel. Using a known good kernel > > cuts down the number of things that can go wrong - the guiding principle > > for sysadmins ;) > > Yes, but be _very_ careful... you will need more than just the kernel, you > will also need any initrd images, and you will need to make sure that the > kernel+initrd will work for the new configuration... ie don't change fs type > or anything. > > In some ways trying to use the same kernel introduces as much risk as it > avoids... I'd probably be inclined to risk a new kernel rather than risk > stuffing up running the old kernel under a new distro... There's always a hundred reasons one approach *could* fail, and if you have an old kernel that needs modules and an initrd image this approach is more difficult. He needs to be _very_ careful with this approach no matter which advice he acts on. If his current kernel is a non-modular kernel with no initrd image (like mine was), I strongly advise re-using it. -- Yea, tho I walk thru the valley of the shadow of clues, I shall fear no luser, for Thou lart with me, Thy chicken and Thy manual, they comfort me.
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