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Re: README in /usr/src/linux* need updating

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 17:29, Harry Putnam wrote:

> I happened to look at the README in /usr/src/linux*
> and noticed it has some fairly dated material in it.
> [...]
> o  - In order to boot your new kernel, you'll need to copy the kernel
> o    image (found in .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)
> o    to the place where your regular bootable kernel is found.
> o 
> o    For some, this is on a floppy disk, in which case you can copy the
> o    kernel bzImage file to /dev/fd0 to make a bootable floppy.
> [...]
> That is no longer possible... 

True. you now need syslinux.

> [...]
> o    If you boot Linux from the hard drive, chances are you use LILO which
> o    uses the kernel image as specified in the file /etc/lilo.conf.  The
> o    kernel image file is usually /vmlinuz, /boot/vmlinuz, /bzImage or
> o    /boot/bzImage.  To use the new kernel, save a copy of the old image
> o    and copy the new image over the old one.  Then, you MUST RERUN LILO
> o    to update the loading map!! If you don't, you won't be able to boot
> o    the new kernel image.
> That hasn't been true for several versions now.

Really ? It was certainly true not so long back. Forgetting to run lilo
caused it to just hang on boot..

> Does this need to go the Bugzilla route or can I just submit a diff
> somewhere and hope it is accepted.

Send a unified diff (-u) to linux-kernel vger kernel org


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