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Old 04-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Name change on Ubuntu's vmlinuz

I want to dual boot from Slackware 13.37 LILO to Ubuntu's grub.
Slack's LILO has a 31 character limit which causes an error when setting up its LILO. I am thinking of doing a name change on vmlinuz in /boot and thus in Slack's LILO. Besides the grub config file are there any other places which refer to the vmlinuz that would complicate or prevent doing the name change?
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As a general statement, you can call the kernel whatever you want. Ubuntu/Debian tend to be pretty anal about things like that because they use scripts to do everything. If you merely "trim" some characters off the end you should be o.k. - don't go with "waddles_kernel" or update-grub won't find it.
Old 04-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #3
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U R correct about changing the name messing up updating.
I honestly did not look at the config file but believe it must contain references to /boot/vmlinuz. I am wondering though if there are other places that refer to the name given in the distro to /boot/vmlinuz... .
I have thought about using symlinking but think this could be difficult at best.


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