Bug 892 - Suggestion for allowing multiple kernels of the same version
Suggestion for allowing multiple kernels of the same version
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-20 10:53 EST by tschenk
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-20 18:07:05 EST
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Description tschenk 1999-01-20 10:53:37 EST
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 18:07:59 EST
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been noted and will be considered
for upcoming releases.

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