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Re: Latest Kernel causes reboot hell



On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:30:02 -0500
Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com> wrote:

> Chris writes:
> 
> > On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:06:12 -0500
> > Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com> wrote:
> > 
> >> Some time ago, in F9-F10 era, there was a consecutive series of
> >> about four kernels that were released that could not boot on one
> >> of my machines. Somehow, I managed to survive this traumatic
> >> experience without installing a completely different distribution.
> >> I waved a magic wand, and continued to boot the last working
> >> kernel, until a new one came out that worked on my hardware once
> >> more.
> > 
> > I agree - quoting from Louis Lagendijk;
> > 
> > "The best way to avoid the problem might be to get grub to display
> > the list of installed (assuming that the original F12 kernel worked
> > for you) and select that kernel to boot from. Change the default
> > line in /etc/grub.conf to automate that....."
> 
> It just occured to me that there may be a large number of people who
> are completely unaware of the fact that they can easily boot a
> previous kernel.
> 
> Some time ago, someone decided to set up grub by default to hide its
> boot menu, so that it boots without delay. As such, some people may
> not even know about this option.
> 
> This is a perfect example of why hiding some complexity from the end
> user is not always a good idea.
> 

Thanks for the suggestions to all that helped me out. I am now past the
kernel/reboot issue.

-- 
Best regards,

Chris

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe
nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”

           -- Thomas Jefferson


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