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Old 05-13-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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failsafe boot in fc3


I am trying to make a boot entry for "failsafe" mode
in FC3. For instance, SuSE has a separate "failsafe"
kernel image.

Does anybody know the names of "failsafe" mode kernel
and initrd images I can reference in the "failsafe" mode
boot entry?

Old 05-13-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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When you update kernels on Fedora the old kernels are kept until you delete them, so you always have fall-back kernels to boot from. There's also a rescue CD with the standard CD set for serious problems, but I've never actually needed to use it.
Old 05-13-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Hi hob,

Thanks for your feedback.

It's good to know that I could "fall back" to
the old kernel if I need to, and yes, there's
a rescue CD in case of "emergency".

But, what I meant by "failsafe" mode, in particular,
as a comparison with SuSE's, was rather an init level 3 boot.

When I closely looked at SuSE's failsafe boot, the actual
boot process was a level 3 boot. And, they provide a separate
kernel image for this mode such as something.something.shipped.

So, I wanted to know if FC3 also provides such a special case
kernel image, and I looked around but could not find a suitable one.

Anyway, I appreciate for your input.



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