8.4. GRUB-0.97

ga ho gazza1z at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Nov 22 09:20:52 PST 2009

> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:37:54 -0600
> From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: 8.4. GRUB-0.97
> To: LFS Support List <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
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> linux fan wrote:
> > On 11/19/09, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> We changed the cp command for the kernel to:
> >>    cp -v arch/x86/boot/bzImage
> /boot/vmlinux-
> > 
> > It worked for me to just make a symlink in boot
> instread ot remaking
> > kernel just to get a new name.
> > ln -s lfskernel- vmlinux-
> That will work, but why not just rename the file?
>    -- Bruce

How about this for a good reason for creating a symlink:

I have built 4 different LFS systems on 4 USB sticks each with a different kernel version which I would like to use on PCs that can't boot from USB. 

So I created a boot CD but instead of the menu.lst file having 4 entries for each LFS kernel I have one entry which calls /boot/vmlinux-lfs.

This is a symlink to whichever lfskernel-2.x.xx.x kernel on the USB stick I want to boot from at the time. Not only does this work for my current LFS systems but it will also work for ones I build in future.



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