Is it safe to update your kernel?

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by andy, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. andy

    andy New Member

    Is it safe to compile and install a new kernel, i.e., if something goes wrong, do I lose my system, or can I rescue it?

  2. joe

    joe New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You may compile your own kernel and name it differently than your currently running one. Then you can specify in GRUB or LILO two different kernels to boot from. If your new one doesnt work, then just select the working one at boot.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    And if nothing else works, you can use a rescue CD to rescue your system. That's not very difficult.

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