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Re: failsafe booting..

From: Andrew
Subject: Re: failsafe booting..
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:03:15 +0930 (CST)

> > ok this is what i was looking for, from the lilo man page :-
> > 
> >     -R command line
> I don't think this is what you are looking for. This sets the command
> line, not the default kernel (I think, didn't check).
> In order to do what you want, you'll need a "mv" command inside grub:
> thus the menu entry that boots the test kernel will switch configuration
> file before booting the kernel. On success, the switch back will
> be performed by user space.
> I didn't look at filesystem code in grub, but I don't think it should
> be too difficult to implement "mv". The only issue I see is that
> currently FS access is read-only, while in this case you require write
> access, and this can introduced non-trivial issues when you deal with it.

its not exactly what I would like, but using the "lilo -R" I can achieve
the result i'm looking for which is to boot a safe kernel, the next time
the machine reboots, regardless of what happens to the current kernel.

thanks for all the comments on this thread, its been quite helpful.


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