On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 12:47:28PM +0000, Darac Marjal wrote: > On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 01:40:37PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > [cut] > > > > > > If you don't want to boot the previous kernel, but a specific one > > (known to work), cat the /boot/grub/grub.cfg and locate the entry of > > the kernel you want as a default. What you want is the part > > immediately following the "menuentry" stanza, usually in between > > single quotes (you don't need the whole line. Here is and example > > grub.cfg menu entry: > > > > > > menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, avec Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 [...] > > > > > > You would need to put the following entry in /etc/default/grub: > > > > GRUB_DEFAULT='Debian GNU/Linux, avec Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64' > > > > > > Then execute "update-grub". > > > > I think this is a bad idea outside of a temporary test situation, if > > you forget such a hack you'll be booting an old kernel possibly > > vulnerable or troublesome as the default one. The config will also > > break when this specific kernel version is removed by the package > > manager. > > A couple of points. > > GRUB_DEFAULT takes a menu, not a title. Bah, I meant it takes a NUMBER, not a title. So your first kernel is 0, you probably then have the same kernel in emergency mode as 1, the next kernel as 2 and so on. > > Also, if you want to simulate the setting of GRUB_DEFAULT on a one-off > basis, look at the "grub-reboot" command.
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