On 2010-10-27 20:06, gropiuskalle wrote:
> “phanisvara” Wrote:
>> it’s useful when using release candidate kernels. those get updated even
>> without security fixes, and sometimes the latest one isn’t so great.
> Point taken, but I am sure Prexy is referring to standard kernels
> provided by the ‘update’-repository. Again: this is not a good idea.
It is a very good and useful idea, because sometimes the new kernel simply does not work. Often the
update puts the wrong options and it doesn’t boot. In that case you need booting with some other
kernel, repair the problem, if possible, and then go back to the newer kernel, if possible.
If the new one doesn’t boot, you have to use the old one while you report the problem and wait for a
newer kernel that corrects it. It is no use at all to insist on running a kernel that does not run.
Having the old kernel intact is far easier and faster than booting with a dvd, reinstall the dvd
kernel, and then upgrade to another version.
Method: edit /etc/zypp/zypp.conf.
Uncomment the line:
multiversion = provides:multiversion(kernel)
Add a line listing all kernel packages separated by commas:
It does not apply only to the kernel, any package can be listed here.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)