Re: Root symlink to /boot/vmlinuz
>>"Craig" == Craig Dickson <email@example.com> writes:
Craig> Dumb question: why does Debian like to have a symlink,
Craig> /vmlinuz, pointing to the kernel image in /boot? Does some
Craig> program depend on being able to find the kernel at /vmlinuz?
One may set up a boot loader (like lilo or grub) to have a
latest kernel and previous kernel selections, and point them to the
Craig> Would something break if I simply deleted this symlink?
Not unless you have set up lilo/grub to look at those links.
Craig> I ask because I install kernels by hand, and I use a naming
Craig> scheme for my kernels that tells me what they are and when
Craig> they were built, e.g. vmlinuz-2.4.18-ac2-020226 is a 26 Feb
Craig> 2002 build of 2.4.18-ac2. This means I have to go change the
Craig> /vmlinuz symlink every time I install a new kernel, and I'm
Craig> wondering if I can safely just delete the link and never
Craig> bother with it again.
Look into your boot loader config. If it does not look at
/vmlinuz, you can delete it. Or else you need to fix your boot loader
config. No other progrtam should look at this link.
In the war of wits, he's unarmed.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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