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Old 28th April 2005, 19:59
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Default Is it safe to update your kernel?

Is it safe to compile and install a new kernel, i.e., if something goes wrong, do I lose my system, or can I rescue it?

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Old 29th April 2005, 21:17
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You may compile your own kernel and name it differently than your currently running one. Then you can specify in GRUB or LILO two different kernels to boot from. If your new one doesnt work, then just select the working one at boot.
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Old 30th April 2005, 15:15
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And if nothing else works, you can use a rescue CD to rescue your system. That's not very difficult.
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