Questions on installing a new kernel
kitsune at gmx.co.uk
Fri Apr 11 14:41:41 PDT 2003
On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 10:13:22 -0500 (CDT)
James Schmidt <james at JamesSchmidt.Com> wrote:
> Hello FreeBSD-Questions :)
> Is there a way to install a new kernel without having it overwrite
> kernel.old and /modules.old with the existing kernel and /modules?
> For example, I am in the process of experimenting with new kernels and I
> am doing a lot of kernel compiles and installs. I have a good kernel.old,
> but every time I compile and install a new experimental kernel, it
> overwrites my good kernel.old with the previous new kernel image I
> previously compiled and installed (does that make sense?)
> I'd like a static kernel.old and modules.old that I know is good that I
> can boot from regardless of how many kernels I have compiled and
Just compile your defualt kernel install it, then move it to some where... it does not have to be .old.
Then when something goes wack manually load that kernel.
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