Try "make reinstall".  I have been doing quite a bit of this since my kernel
panics before it ever gets all the way up.  The last good kernel I have is about
a month old.

Actually, I moved /boot/kernel.old to another name in case I accidentally did an
install instead of a reinstall.  I don't want to leave my machine unable to

Jim Bloom

The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> doing so right now ... one quick/stupid question ... how does one
> 'reinstall' a new kernel so that you don't lose the /boot/kernel.old (aka
> backup that worked)?  I've been moving files around before installing the
> rebuilt kernel, but that doesn't sound very efficient ... :)
> thanks ..

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