On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 06:42:47PM -0700, J F wrote:aptitude is just a frontend. dpkg is doing the actual work of unpacking> Based on the output from aptitude and my current
> lilo.conf, do you think I need to do anything to lilo.conf?
and installing the package.
dpkg will, yes.> Is aptitude going to put the new kernel
> in /boot?
dpkg will. yes.> Will aptitude fix the link /vmlinuz ?
The kernel image will be unpacked into /boot as> I ran aptitude and it did a lot of things and then said:
> aptitude wrote:> default=Linux> >Unpacking kernel-image-2.4.20-3-386 (from
> >.../kernel-image-2.4.20-3-386_2.4.20-9_i386.deb) ...
> >You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.4.20-3-386)
> >This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
> >initrd. (An initrd image is a kernel image that expects to use an INITial
> >Ram Disk to mount a minimal root file system into RAM and use that for
> >As a reminder, in order to configure lilo, you need to
> >add an 'initrd=/initrd.img' to the image=/vmlinuz
> >stanza of your /etc/lilo.conf
> >I repeat, You need to configure your boot loader. If you have already done
> >so, and you wish to get rid of this message, please put
> > `do_initrd = Yes'
> >in /etc/kernel-img.conf. Note that this is optional, but if you do not,
> >you'll continue to see this message whenever you install a kernel
> >image using initrd.
> >Do you want to stop now? [Y/n]
> # restricted
> # alias=1
vmlinuz-<kernel-version>, and a symlink called /vmlinuz will be created
pointing to it. This was in the default lilo.conf, but you deleted it.
You'll need to recreate a stanza along the lines of:
For kernels from kernel-image packages to work. You won't need to
modify it again, though. You might want to make it the default.
Oh, you have that link? Why did you modify your lilo.conf, then?> # ls -ld /v*
> drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Jan 18 2003 /var
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 May 21 12:23 /vmlinuz ->
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