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RE: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???

From: Gregg C Levine
Subject: RE: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 01:25:37 -0400

Hello from Gregg C Levine
The few times, when I need to have more then one version of a kernel
living on my Linux box, "Spock", I typically insert it in the menu file,
a reference to that version kernel, that I need for any variety of
functions that are not available with the one that the distribution came
with. I grant you, that it is a damned nuisance, but it works for me.
And that word was selected just because it made sense, not because I was
making a pun.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf
> Grant Edwards
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 10:27 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???
> 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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