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Re: grub ReiserFS symlink problem

From: Leszek Gerwatowski
Subject: Re: grub ReiserFS symlink problem
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 21:50:18 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 05:35:12PM -0600, Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
> >>>>> Leszek Gerwatowski writes:
>  LG> But when I use symlink (I use Debian 2.2 and it creates symlink
>  LG> /vmlinuz to latest image installed and /vmlinuz.old to older
>  LG> kernel image) in menu.lst system shows menu but it doesn't boot.
> No filesystems are `mounted' yet, so you have to make sure that your
> symlink points within the same filesystem as the symlink itself.
> If you have separate / and /boot partitions, then there is really no
> way to make /vmlinuz point somewhere to /boot.  The best solution is
> to put the symlink in the /boot directory itself.
> I will be looking at these issues more before the next release, since
> they have been mentioned in the past.

Thanks for advice. I've imagined that at boot time no filesystems are
mounted. But I use only one partition for all my purposes. Only swap is on
separate partition. So it's not a problem. Now I've imagined that the
problem could be relative symlink (/vmlinuz points to boot/vmlinuz-2.4.0
not to /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.0). I'll check it in few minutes and if it'll be
the problem I'll write you next mail (now I'm connected to interbeti
through modem so reboot will disconnect me).

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