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Old 08-30-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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will modules_install hurt?

Hello out there

I have just compiled a new kernel.

I did "make_install". Now, I am kinda nervous of doing "make modules_install" which is supposed to replace old modules(?).

The thing is if the new kernel does not work and I try to reboot with the old one, will the old one no longer work because of the "new modules" installed?

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Which distro are you doing it on, there are ways to keep the old kernel in a state where you can boot to it.
Old 08-30-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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Which distro are you doing it on, there are ways to keep the old kernel in a state where you can boot to it.
Thanks for the response I went ahead and did the modules_install. I can still boot the old kernel. But, the distribution I was using was Suse 10.3


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