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Re: Replacing running kernel

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 01:58:51AM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 03:22:15PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:42:23AM +0200, Sami Liedes wrote:
> > > 
> > > Where I can configure aptitude or something to not direct it to just
> > > continue?
> > 
> > there is probably some dpkg-reconfigure command to nmake it ask you
> > again, but in the meantime -- go into aptitude interactive mode, find
> > your current kernel and markit with "m" to change it to a manual
> > instead of automatic install. that way it will keep you current kernel
> > even as it install a new one. 
> > 
> > this is being discussed all over this list right now, so read the very
> > recent archives.
> > 
> > A
> Andrew: I think he means upgrading the same version.

whoops, my bad.

> Sami: This you can prevent only *before* you start upgrading. aptitude 
> will show you a summary of what packages will get upgraded. If you see 
> your running kernel there than just stop and put it on hold before you
> continue with the upgrade.

I've seen the same dialog he's mentioned before and have sometimes
seen it appear and sometimes not. Unfortunately, I can't remember the
exact circumstance for what, in retrospect, appears to be an


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