[arch-general] linux-lts question before reinstall

Kyle kyle at gmx.ca
Sat Sep 15 14:05:38 EDT 2012

You can add linux-lts to the pacstrap command, but it will install both 
linux and linux-lts. This is perfectly fine, since you can specify which 
kernel you want in syslinux.cfg. You may then remove linux if you choose 
to do so. However, rather than reinstalling the entire system, consider 
simply installing linux-lts and optionally removing linux, modifying 
/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg, adding lts to the kernel and initrd 
filenames, e.g. vmlinuz-linux-lts and initramfs-lts.img. This should 
give you a working system that uses the lts kernel without reinstalling 
from scratch.

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