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Re: kernel symlinks, still needed?




Andrea Borgia wrote:
> Hi.
>
> AFAIK the following symlinks in "/" were required for LILO and are no 
> longer needed with GRUB2:
> initrd.img
> initrd.img.old
> vmlinuz
> vmlinuz.old
>
> Is there a reason for keeping them around nowadays?

  i use refind to boot via UEFI and those links are
nice to use in the configuration file to keep the 
two most recent kernels to boot from the first two
entries.

  if needed i can boot from other kernels via the
old BIOS or GRUB methods, but i haven't for some time.


  songbird  (not everyone uses GRUB