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Re: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???

From: Grant Edwards
Subject: Re: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 21:26:41 -0500
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On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 10:26:42PM +0100, John Sutton wrote:

> I'm trying to find a way to boot a linux kernel from an already running linux
> system *without* returning control to the BIOS i.e. without rebooting the
> system.  I suppose what I really need is a linux port of LOADLIN?

I'd love to find something like that.  I reboot from one kernel
to another pretty frequently, and it's a PITA to have to sit
there and watch the machine while it shuts down so that I can
catch GRUB or LILO at the right time and pick the right kernel.

I inevitably have to answer the phone or something and miss my
chance to pick a kernel.  So, I end up having to wait while the
default kernel boots up so I can shut it down and try again.

It sounds trivial, but when you do it 8 or 10 times a day it
eats up a lot of time.

It would be great to be able to do something like:

 # shtudown -f -r -k <what-to-boot> now

And then be able to come back a few minutes later and have the
new system up and running. 

I suppose one could do it by shuffling GRUB menu.lst files
around, but that sounds messy.

Grant Edwards

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