>zum Thema "Re: Where is vmlinuz actually":
>> : Having accidentally moved vmlinuz to another filesystem I
>> expected my : system to fail to boot even though I moved vmlinuz
>> back to root. The : system continues to boot ok though. I'm using a
>> simple multiple boot : sector based (I think) on an old DOS
>> multiboot. I use lilo to install it : when I upgrade the kernel.
>> : How is it that the system remains ok & will it remain so?
>> Lilo uses the physical location of vmlinuz on the disk to boot - so
>> renaming it, moving it to a different directory etc. will not make
>> any difference. If you have deleted it from the disk, then that
>> part of the disk will become overwritten with time, and the boot
>Please pay your consideration to this VERY crucial point!
>In fact, you made my hair stand on end, when I read your posting.... ;-)
>Obviously, what you say, is perfectly correct.
>But please remember, here are beginners and newbies with us.
>And it is the best advice, never to be thoughtless with the
>location or the name of vmlinux.
>Even the following:
>> will fail. Also, when you reinstall lilo, it won't find vmlinuz in
>will lead to big problems.
>And: Moving vmlinuz to a different directory can lead to desastrous
>consequences, if this directory resides on another filesystem, even
>on the same disk. In this case, it would be not only the redirection
>of the physical link, but even more the file itself would be moved to
>Booting the first time after this operation may work, by chance.
>But at last, it will not be possible to reboot the system, and
>unexperienced users will get into great trouble.
>So, please be _very_ careful discussing those details, and always
>remember: There is only one thing, which is better than having
>a working bootdisk for Linux: To have two working bootdisks for
>Myself, I have two complete rootfilesystems on hard disk and a
>special boot configuration for new kernels which is based
>on a symbolic link /neu.kernel which is linked against
>/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage. Thus, I can rerun lilo
>and test the new kernel after having recompiled my kernel and
>if I'm satisfied after a few tests, I copy my new kernel
>to the old one without destroying my test configuration.
>Thus I have always two working rootfilesystems and at least one,
>mostly two bootable kernels on hard disk.
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I agree completely which is why I posted originally. Seems real
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