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Re: Kernel fallback

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 05:53:55PM +0000, Paul W wrote:
> Hello all,
> 	I've been trying (and still am) to compile a 2.4.20 kernel with alsa modules 
> to enable my soundcard, as per the good advice given me earlier.  So far I've 
> tried the Debian way and the old fashioned way and I'm nearly there but not 
> quite - I now have a 2.4.20 kernel that doesn't work right as the default and 
> a 2.4.18 kernel in good order (apart from sound) that I can boot into from 
> lilo.  My question is - If I now try to install another kernel will my 
> current 2nd choice (2.4.18) disappear, and if so how do I stop it from doing 
> so as it's my only fully operational choice at present?

Depends upon how you're doing it.  I have a system with 4 kernels to
select from.  You just have to spend a couple of minutes in
/etc/lilo.conf, and add your own image listings.  All you have to do
after adding in more images is to make sure that what you wrote for the
image location matches the reality (and run lilo).  I don't rely upon
the symlinks /vmlinuz and /vmlinuz.old, I make my own that contain a bit
more information (such as /vmlinuz-2.4.18).


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