different kernel's

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sat Apr 24 15:59:21 PDT 2004

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Tom Black wrote:

> If I read the documentation right (questionable) I can compile
> additional kernels and put them side by side with different names and
> fill grub with different directions for each one?
> eg.  the selection portion of menu.lst should read
> #The first entry is for LFS on hdb1
> title LFS 5.0 - standard kernel
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /boot/lfskernel root=/dev/hdb1
> # second option with kernel 2.6
> title LFS 5.0 with kernel 2.6
> root (hd0,0
> kernel /boot/lfskernel2 root=/dev/hdb1

 Ignoring grub syntax issues, if you are going to have multiple kernels,
why don't you just call the future ones vmlinuz-2.6.5, vmlinuz-2.6.6,
vmlinuz-2.6.6-2, ... ?  Or kernel-2.6.5, ... if you prefer.  My point is
to get the file names indicating the kernel version / build version if
there is more than one (e.g. trying an altered config).  I can guarantee
that if you try new kernels with any regularity, in three months time
you'll need to boot lfskernel2 to be able to determine which release it

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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