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Why is there a symlink to kernel image in root?

Postby marcus0263 on Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:38 pm

This must be an Ubuntu thing, but why is there a symlink to the kernel images in root?

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lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    30 2007-02-17 11:29 vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    30 2007-02-17 11:19 vmlinuz.old -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 2007-02-17 11:29 initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 2007-02-17 11:19 initrd.img.old -> boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic
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Postby Fragadelic on Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:10 pm

This is how Ubuntu works but more basically this is how the livecd references the 2 files. /vmlinuz used to be the standard way a distribution placed their kernel.
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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:18 pm

Fragadelic wrote:This is how Ubuntu works but more basically this is how the livecd references the 2 files. /vmlinuz used to be the standard way a distribution placed their kernel.
Thought it must be an Ubuntu thing. Just curious why they just don't point "what ever" to where it's at /boot. I did notice that Ubuntu has screwed with the init levels too. Now this is a major pain! You know there are times when you need to bring the system up in multi user without X.

Also how do you break out of the boot splash to watch the boot process if needed? Normal protocol is either <esc> or <F2>

I tried a combination of things and I can't seem to break out of the bootsplash to watch the process's start up.
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Postby Fragadelic on Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:48 pm

They have gone to a new style of init called upstart:

http://upstart.ubuntu.com/

I don't believe the bootsplash lets you out of it but you can always edit the grub entry on bootup from grub menu and change splash to nosplash and remove quiet. That will show you what you want.
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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:55 pm

Fragadelic wrote:They have gone to a new style of init called upstart:

http://upstart.ubuntu.com/
I'll check it out, thanks!

Fragadelic wrote:I don't believe the bootsplash lets you out of it but you can always edit the grub entry on bootup from grub menu and change splash to nosplash and remove quiet. That will show you what you want.
WHAT!
That's totally UNSAT!

You know there are times when you need to watch the boot process. Seems like there is an obsession of some Distro's to try emulate Microsoft and so called "keep the user shielded".
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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:58 pm

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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:58 am

Well, you know when you want to watch it and can just edit the grub boot menu before going in. I know its not a pretty solution but it works.

I personally hate bootsplash and graphical boot stuff. I prefer to watch all the kernel message go by the screen. Makes me feel like part of the matrix - lol.
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Postby marcus0263 on Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:09 am

Fragadelic wrote:Well, you know when you want to watch it and can just edit the grub boot menu before going in. I know its not a pretty solution but it works.

I personally hate bootsplash and graphical boot stuff. I prefer to watch all the kernel message go by the screen. Makes me feel like part of the matrix - lol.
Well I do like the bootsplash for systems I'm setting up for n00bs, I myself never use them. Besides, Mint's bootsplash is sexy!

But here, let me give you a scenario -

The system freezes while trying to boot, kind of handy to watch the process's and see what it's hanging before you break out a boot CD. Especially when you're talking to someone over the phone, just have them let you know what's blowing up while on the phone.

Like I said, not being able to do a simple <esc> to get to the boot messages is totally Unsatisfactory. Hell Fedora, SuSE, etc all have that ability.
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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:42 am

lol - you'll need to take that up with the Ubuntu devs.
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Postby marcus0263 on Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:48 am

Fragadelic wrote:lol - you'll need to take that up with the Ubuntu devs.
Yeah, one of the many reasons why I dislike Ubuntu.

As I posted in another thread, Ubuntu was a good base for Mint to start with. But as it matures into its own it does need to rebase, my vote is to rebase on Debian.

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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:39 am

The whole installable livecd thing is ubuntu.
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