Re: Why Grub? Must I Switch?
That's not my idea of an unattended boot - which is where the comments
on symlinks came from. If you have a symlink to your current kernel
version, with the grub config looking at the symlink - then you can
upgrade the kernel, hit restart, and walk away. When you come back,
your machine is ready (assuming the kernel isn't messed up).
On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 18:03, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
Paul Johnson wrote:
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"Daniel L. Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
I don't understand that - unless your different kernel versions are
all using the same filename.
You have a basic shell. You can type the name, and IIRC, there is tab
So you can't have an unattended boot?
You can certainly have an unattended boot - the GRUB menu comes up and, after
a specified interval, it will go on to boot the first entry on the menu
(unless, of course, you manually select another).
However, if you've just done a system upgrade or destroyed a kernel or
whatever, or are just Grub-floppy-booting into a system, then you can bring
up the Grub command line which has, as Paul said, tab autocompletion - and
very handy it is too for finding a kernel when you can't remember whether
it's vmlinuz2.4.18-bf2.4 or vmlinuz2.4.18_bf2.4