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Old 08-18-2008, 07:51 AM
Joris Dobbelsteen
 
Default Testing a new Kernel remotly - Boot Manage r trick needed

IPMI (but its on (some) server boards only)...
KVM to network switch...

- Joris

ml@bortal.de wrote, On 18-Aug-2008 9:25:
> Hello List,
>
> i would like to test a new kernel on a remote box far, far away.
> Alli have got is the possibility to reset the machine.
>
> I think i have seen a way to only let a kernel boot once (in case it
> fails).
>
> After a reset it will boot the default kernel again.
>
> Can anyone point me to the right location, please?
>
> Thanks,
> Mario
>
>
>
>

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Old 08-18-2008, 08:10 AM
Michael Zoet
 
Default Testing a new Kernel remotly - Boot Manage r trick needed

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> I think i have seen a way to only let a kernel boot once (in case it
> fails).
>
> After a reset it will boot the default kernel again.
>
> Can anyone point me to the right location, please?
>
If you are using lilo you can do this with the -R command line option.
Please read "man lilo" for more information. How to do this with GRUB
I do not know. But perhaps the documentation for GRUB should help you!

Michael
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