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Re: [opensuse-factory] initrd -> initramfs
On 08/05/2020 09.30, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Friday 2020-05-08 09:17, Olaf Hering wrote:

Am Mon, 4 May 2020 12:37:01 +0200
schrieb Daniel Molkentin <dmolkentin@xxxxxxx>:

Anything I am missing?

Make sure to preserve the ABI '/boot/vmlinuz' and '/boot/initrd', both represent the
"last installed kernel".

But what relevant program uses these symlinks to do anything?

People use it. It has existed for many years (decades?)

Thus, in a multiboot environment there are two possibilities:

- grub is updated on all bootable partitions to keep track of the actual kernels that exist in every other bootable (Linux) partition.

- Just have one entry per bootable partition using the symlink. No need to update them each time there is a kernel update on another Linux partition.

Saves a lot of time.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 15.1 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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