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Old 09-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Any reason to change symbolic links in /boot with generic kernel?

I have always wondered if I should be changing the and config symbolic links in /boot to point to their respective generic kernel and config when using the generic kernel.

Any documentation I've read about creating an initrd to run the generic kernel never mentions this point, so I assume it is not necessary. I just add the new entry to lilo as below and carry on, leaving the symbolic links pointing to the huge and config. Am I missing anything?

# Start generic kernel
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-smp-
initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
root = /dev/hde2
label = generic
append = "acpi=force"
# End generic kernel

Old 09-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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That's fine ... no need to change symlinks for or config.
Old 09-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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