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Re: kernel updates - was: adding a kernel from backports

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 06:29:24AM +0100, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Rob Owens wrote:
> > Would it suffice to copy vmlinuz and initrd from a newly-built image
> > into my existing one?  (and update the appropriate syslinux files)  Or
> > is there more to it than that?
> that should do it. but note that the live system does behave different
> wrt/ kernel updates than regular systems are (e.g. update-initramfs is
> diverted).
Is it possible to build only the kernel and initrd, without building an
entire system?  If not, I guess building a "standard" system would be
the quickest way to obtain the updated kernel and initrd.


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