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Old 04-05-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
unosaso
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Running Multiple Kernels


Hi there,

I am running slack 10.1, default kernel(2.4.29). I want to try out the 2.6.x series of the kernel. I want to choose between the two kernels at startup in case something goes wrong. I'm using the LILO bootloader. I've done this before but that was a long time ago & i don't remember how it was done. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Shilo's guide at http://shilo.is-a-geek.com shows you how to do this. Click the "Time for a New Kernel" link along the left nav.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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an example ( from my lilo.conf) :

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# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9
root = /dev/hdb2
label = Linux-2.6.9
append="pci=usepirqmask"
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11.5
root = /dev/hdb2
label = Linux-2.6.11.5
append="pci=usepirqmask"
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
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this gives a choice between 2.6.9 and 2.6.11.5.
just name your kernel-image like "vmlinuz-<version> " and the same
goes for the System.map

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