On October 6, 2003 12:11 pm, Ewald Jenisch wrote: > Hi, > > I'm currently in the process of upgrading my kernel (5.1). Afaik, every > time one installs a new kernel with "make installkernel" the old > /boot/kernel is moved to /boot/kernel.old thus overwriting the old > /boot/kernel.old. > > In order to keep a working kernel: Is it possible to *keep* an old > kernel by copying, say /boot/kernel.old to e.g. /boot/mykernel and then > via the boot-menu starting this kernel by > > unload > boot mykernel > > ?? > > If yes, can I simply copy (e.g. via tar | tar xpf..) the old kernel > directory to a new name or is there anything else I should consider? > > TIA for your help > -ewald
As far as I know, this is not only possible, but recommended in the Handbook directions for building new kernels. That way, if you've done several rebuilds, you know you've got a working kernel around. I didn't find much in the way of specifics in the handbook, so the process might be as simple as you say(though I myself haven't yet figured out how to pipe a tar into an untar). _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"