[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Vic Demuzere vic at demuzere.be
Fri Jun 10 06:48:57 EDT 2011

On Jun 10, 2011 12:43 PM, "Martti Kühne" <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM, C Anthony Risinger <anthony at xtfx.me>
> <snip>
> > what if we (optionally) stored the original images _inside_ the new
> > one?  the new/bad kernel would boot, and via some bootloader entry eg.
> > kernel param the new initcpio script would kexec the old kernel, with
> > another (different) kernel param ... when the old kernel booted it
> > would load the exact same initramfs image, except it would use an
> > alternate tree, ie. instead of /init it would chroot to /previous and
> > run /previous/init ...
> >
> eh, for the priority of known sources of error: an UPDATE image could
> contain the NEW kernel in an alternate tree /new/init, because the OLD
> kernel is KNOWN to boot that far...
> Anything else would be insane.

Having multiple kernels is insane. I don't get why it's needed. There is a
live cd to rescue your system if needed.


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