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Old 05-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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lilo: try out a new kernel on a headless system


I want to recompile the kernel of an embedded headless MontaVista-linux system.

For me it would be really important that, if the new kernel wouldn't boot up, the old kernel will be loaded again after I reset the system.

Is there any lilo option which enables me to boot a new kernel for "one time" only?
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Of course! :}

Leave the old, trusted kernel as the default,
add the new one, and after having run lilo w/o
arguments then run it with
lilo -R <NewKernelName>

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That's exactly what I was looking for :-D



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