Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
I've been using *SUSE for far more than a decade than I can remember. I've never seen a new kernel installation not produce symlinks vmlinuz and initrd for the newest kernel and initrd.
I realized why there were no symlinks. I've been installing all kinds of different Linux distros and when you initially install it, there are no symlinks because grub is using the direct link to the kernel.

But, when the 1st new kernel gets installed, it creates the symlinks. That is why I got confused for a minute.

BTW, I have both Debian Stretch and Buster installed and did not use the swap file during installation.
When I booted up it mounted the swap partition even though it was not in the /etc/fstab file. But, I added it immediately after installation.