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Re: [opensuse] multiple kernel versions - how to?
  • From: Lars Müller <lmuelle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:20:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <20101203102057.GA11710@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 10:04:32PM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2010/12/02 18:56 (GMT+0100) Lars Müller composed:

Doesn't anyone else like to get this solved in a smart way?

Does anyone not? Didn't Fedora get this solved something like 5
years ago? 6? More than 6?

Fedora and RedHat stack Kernels. There is no rotation or automatic
uninstall of a not used Kernel.

If there is, please point me to the configuration file - please not the
one of grub or lilo.

Does it really matter how big menu.lst gets as long as the latest is
at the top of the list?

It matters usebilty wise. Imagine you have several systems getting
booted and after two years you have to skip 10 to get down to your
prefered system.

Even Microsoft does this in a more elegant way by default. You don't
see anything till something fails. Only if the last run crashed you see
a special screen. And that's what I explained in the post I quoted.

Those using a separate /boot are probably sophisticated enough not
to be bothered by ancient kernels not being removed automatically,
no?

No. That _might_ work for experienced users. And this is not only a
risk to a separate /boot. It's also a risk to the overall system. Not
every system has an infinite amount of disk space. And some users even
have to pay for disk space.

And the use case I have in mind never ever assumed a dedicated /boot.

I like to read arguments and not we don't need this as it works well for
people using computers since 1987.

Lars
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Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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