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Re: Compiling kernel on iMac for the first time..



On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 09:17:12PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> 
> > that was when yaboot shipped with a config file, now it doesn't and
> > yabootconfig doesn't put a backup image in by default.
> > 
> > i could add that i suppose, what do people think?
> 
> It can't hurt anything, right?  And it will be helpful in the case
> where someone installs a broken kernel .deb.

nope, unlike lilo yaboot doesn't care about image entries that point
to nonexisting files, you only notice if you try and boot one and
yaboot gives you a No such file or directory error.

the only problem i can think of is people wondering why yabootconfig
generates a config with an image entry pointing to a non-existing
kernel. 

also keep in mind that its not strictly necessary, yaboot reads the
filesystem dynamically so you can boot anything you want regardless of
whether its listed in the config or not:

boot: hd:3,/vmlinux.old root=/dev/hda3 

one thing i keep forgetting to add is a `help' command which explains
the bare basics of yaboot in a screenfull or less...

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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