[arch-general] Reboot - Versioned Kernel Installs

Paul Gideon Dann pdgiddie at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 18:41:24 EDT 2011

On Friday 10 June 2011 20:44:16 Mauro Santos wrote:
> Arch users have lived without the last good known kernel so far and
> without an -lts kernel until recently. IMHO it is a lot more advisable
> to have an install cd/usb, or even better, a custom install in some
> external media that can be used to boot the system in case something
> goes wrong or in case of emergency. Then you can just chroot into the
> broken install and fix the problem or tell pacman where the root and
> cache are located and fix things.

To me, that just doesn't sound like a sensible rescue plan for a modern OS.  I 
like tinkering and learning, but being forced to boot a CD, load dm-mod, bring 
up my LVM volumes, mount the root, bind proc, sys, and dev, chroot, and finally 
get pacman to install the last kernel?  That's something I'd like to avoid 
unless I'm doing it for fun :)


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