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RE: Shutdown during kernel upgrade using aptitude

Don't know if it is a bug or not.
One thing that could easily be improved
about debian is the warning that "you should not shut down
the system now" when you upgrade a kernel.
I got pull away from my computer and forgot 
aptitude was running.

I would rather not have a warning.  It sits there at the
WORST possible time waiting for the user to do hit carriage return.
I would rather it get finished setting up everything.

 --- On Wed 01/26, Robert Brockway < rbrockway@opentrend.net > wrote:
From: Robert Brockway [mailto: rbrockway@opentrend.net]
To: j1234f@excite.com
     Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 22:42:33 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: RE: Shutdown during kernel upgrade using aptitude

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, J F wrote:<br><br>> SOLVED:<br>> ls -l /vmlinuz<br>> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 23 Jan  7 15:33 /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-2-k7<br>><br>> Turns out that somehow /vmlinuz was not a link but a file containing a <br>> specific version of vmlinuz.  By deleting the file, and putting in a <br>> link aptitude can now update the kernel.  Also, "can't find file <br>> /lib/modules/2.6.9-1-k7/modules.dep<br>at boot time" error message is <br>> now gone away.<br><br>That could be a bug.<br><br>lilo should be able to see /vmlinuz as a file (I did this until about <br>1997).<br><br>If you have an old system and have /boot as a seperate filesystem you may <br>be running into an ancient problem where the kernel had to be wholly <br>inside the first 1024 cylinders.  A common way to ensure this was to put <br>a small /boot filesystem at the start of the disk and put the kernel in <br>there.<br><br>Rob<br><br>-- <br>Robert Brockway B.Sc.<br>Senior Technical Consultant, OpenTrend S
 olutions Ltd.<br>Phone: 416-669-3073 Email: rbrockway@opentrend.net http://www.opentrend.net<br>OpenTrend Solutions: Reliable, secure solutions to real world problems.<br>

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