Re: Root symlink to /boot/vmlinuz
On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 09:50:02PM +0200, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > 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.
Ahh, but if you use grub, you need the same path to point to the same files
from within the linux environment and when booting just loading /boot.
(/vmlinuz is on / from linux, but grub reads /boot and finds no or even
*old* vmlinuz (in /boot!) and fails or boots wrong kernel)
As things are now, you have to change the kernel package to putting that
symlink into /boot. This is one of the first things I have to do on each
new system installation... :(
Are there any valid requirements to put the /vmlinuz symlink in / instead of