Michael Montagne <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I use Grub as a bootloader. After making a kernel .deb using
> make-kpkg, I'm running dpkg -i.... Near the end you are asked to if
> you want to make a boot block. What is this? Is it just an entry in
> Grub or LILO? What I'm most concerned about is being able to boot to
> my old kernel if I screwed this one up.
I think that's specifically a hook to LILO; I always say "no", and if
you're using GRUB, you don't need to reinstall the boot block when you
update kernels. You might leave an entry in /boot/grub/grub.conf that
boots 'kernel /vmlinuz' and 'initrd /initrd.img', and a second one
that does /vmlinuz.old and /initrd.img.old; that way you should, in
principle, always be able to boot your current and previous kernels
without ever touching your GRUB configuration.
David Maze email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting. Politicking should be illegal."
-- Abra Mitchell
- From: Michael Montagne <firstname.lastname@example.org>