Thanks for ur advice. actually i did that; rename the current kernel and name the "kernel.old to "kernel", which worked. but i am looking for a command that could do that.
the reason is that i am trying to keep my kernel up to date, but my understanding is that it could be done only with the original kernel, right? or i am mistaken... as to kernel.safe, there is no this directory by default (even boot manual has option for kernel safe). i am wondering where the kernel.safe is... but i do keep a copy of the orginal kernel in case i loss track of kernel version... --- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 2006-08-14 11:20, dick hoogendijk > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On 13 Aug Atom Powers wrote: > > > And, although I've never tried it, you sholud be > able to `cp > > > /boot/kernel.old /boot/kernel` to restore the > previous kernel.> > > > > I did. A few times. I just renamed the directories > to "kernel" and > > "whatevername" ;-) Works like a charm.. > > Right. > > I usually wait a few days to make sure there are no > funny problems with > the CURRENT kernel I'm using, and then run: > > # cd /boot > # rm -fr kernel.safe > # cp -Rp kernel kernel.safe > > This way, I have /boot/kernel, /boot/kernel.old and > /boot/kernel.safe. > > By keeping kernel.safe out of the (kernel, > kernel.old) way, I'm sure > that I won't accidentally lose my 'safe' kernels > because I run "make > installkernel" at the wrong time. > > HTH, > Giorgos > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"