Upgrading from FC1 to FC2

Brian Fahrlander Brian at Fahrlander.net
Fri Dec 5 23:02:06 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 16:49, Fritz Whittington wrote:
> Can you *really* swap to a new kernel without re-booting?  Sounds like a 
> really tough trick to me, but I suppose it could be managed somehow, but 
> it would be quicker to re-boot.....

    Well, under apt, there's a certain amount of 'sway' with that. 
While it loaded the new kernel, it was still running the old one.  I
don't remember how many levels I was able to postpone the reboot, but it
was very 'hands-off' and required no special skills.  I was very, very

    And I like how changing kernels has gone from a
cold-water-down-the-back, strict adherance to a howto to a trivial
single-command-line ease from the days of RH 4.0 to today.  Whoever it
is that's caring for the kernel transitions, I appreciate their unsung
work and what HAS to be selfless dedication.

Brian Fahrländer                 Researcher, Conservative, and Technomad
Evansville, IN                                     http://Fahrlander.net
ICQ  5119262
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