Questions on installing a new kernel

kitsune kitsune at
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
> installed.

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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