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Re: Root symlink to /boot/vmlinuz

> Dumb question: why does Debian like to have a symlink, /vmlinuz,
> pointing to the kernel image in /boot? Does some program depend on being
> able to find the kernel at /vmlinuz? Would something break if I simply
> deleted this symlink?

I believe one reason is because that is how the kernel-package uses to 
manage things. IIRC you can tell the kernel-package to behave 
differently. You might want to read the kernel-package documentation 
for more information about those links.
Not sure but another reason might be to let people who need it have a 
small /boot partition.

> I ask because I install kernels by hand, and I use a naming scheme for
> my kernels that tells me what they are and when they were built, e.g.
> vmlinuz-2.4.18-ac2-020226 is a 26 Feb 2002 build of 2.4.18-ac2. This
> means I have to go change the /vmlinuz symlink every time I install a
> new kernel, and I'm wondering if I can safely just delete the link and
> never bother with it again.
> Thanks,
> Craig


    Shaul Karl
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