Re: Kernel problem?
- Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:08:49 +0100
- From: Sven Joachim <svenjoac@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Kernel problem?
On 2018-01-07 13:58 +1100, Rob Hurle wrote:
> I'm running Stretch and yesterday I did my normal:
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> It seemed to install vmlinuz-4.9.0-5-686-pae (and associated config and
> image files, etc) in place of 4.9.0-4-686-pae versions. Now the system
> won't boot at all. I have reverted to 4.9.0-4-686-pae and all is well. My
> questions are:
> 1. Does anyone else see this?
Bug #886485 talks about a hang at boot which may be the same what you
> 2. How can I revert without losing my working 4.9.0-4-686-pae system? Can
> I just change the soft links for initrd.img and vmlinuz at / to point to
> the 4.9.0-4-686-pae versions instead of the 4.9.0-5-686-pae ones?
Most bootloaders, including the default bootloader on PCs (grub), do not
use these symlinks at all. To boot with the 4.9.0-4-686-pae kernel by
default, you can fiddle around with the grub configuration or uninstall
the 4.9.0-5-686-pae kernel. In the latter case you would have to
downgrade or uninstall the linux-image-686-pae metapackage as well.