Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Kernel upgrading and linux symlink
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:26:38
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Kernel upgrading and linux symlink by Denis
1 Denis wrote:
2 > On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com> wrote:
3 >
4 >> And in fact does it really matter if its pointing at the newly
5 >> installed or actual running kernel, when kernel compiling operations
6 >> take place?
7 >>
8 >
9 > When I upgrade a kernel, I first change the symlink using eselect to
10 > point to the source I'm about to install. Then, after I configure and
11 > compile the kernel, I use the "module-rebuild rebuild" to rebuild any
12 > kernel modules against the new source. Move the bzImage to /boot,
13 > reboot, and that's it. I don't know how genkernel changes any of this
14 > - I use manual menuconfig.
15 >
16 >
17 >
19 I'm about the same. I update the symlink, build the kernel, update
20 nvidia-drivers against the new kernel before I forget, copy bzImage to
21 /boot and edit grub. I reboot when I get the chance.
23 If the kernel is borked, I change the symlink back and reboot to my old
24 kernel. I try to keep the symlink pointing to the kernel I am running
25 even if it is not absolutely necessary.
27 Dale
29 :-) :-)


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Kernel upgrading and linux symlink Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>