GRUB vs LILO and how STUPID the X86 architecture really is...

Ian Molton spyro at
Fri Oct 18 03:47:47 PDT 2002

On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 22:12:02 -0400
Zack Winkles <sativa93 at> wrote:

> Multiple times I've installed a new kernel, forgotten to run lilo,
> then had the old kernel start, or worse yet, had no kernel start
> booting because part of the new kernel overwrote part of the old
> kernel, but NOT the whole thing. kernel corruption = bad. I'm aware
> that this is user error on my part, but the fact remains that grub
> wouldn't care about such things.

Well, booting into the WRONG kernel is harmless enough

how did you overwrite the old kernel? the kernel makefiles dont do that
if you use them properly and install in /boot...

use a different filename for new kernels.
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