Bug 892

Summary: Suggestion for allowing multiple kernels of the same version
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: tschenk
Component: kernelAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description tschenk 1999-01-20 15:53:37 UTC
We have found a simple mechanism for maintaining multiple
kernels of the same version on a system through a simple
lilo trick.

Say for example, that you have three kernels built from the
2.0.36 source code, but configured differently.  I will call
them 2.0.36.noapm, 2.0.36.apm and 2.0.36.generic.  By using
the append keyword in lilo.conf and a simple script, you can
then have the rc.sysinit script create the appropriate
preferred link, create a link from /boot/vmlinuz to the
current kernel or anything else that you have to do that is
kernel specific.

I will send the script that we use and the cooresponding
lilo.conf via e-mail.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-20 23:07:59 UTC
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been noted and will be considered
for upcoming releases.

Comment 2 openshift-github-bot 2018-07-26 15:37:55 UTC
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/source-to-image

Merge pull request #910 from wozniakjan/issue892/build/keep_symlinks

Merged by openshift-bot