[oi-dev] [PATCH] Support OpenIndiana in GRUB2
sommerfeld at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 8 21:29:28 UTC 2011
On 11/07/11 17:24, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> 3) Does Illumos support* multiple kernels?
historically solaris developers have used an Install.sh script - found in ON's
usr/src/tools/scripts/Install.sh - which allowed you to install multiple
self-consistent collections of kernel modules in a single boot environment,
setting a different module load path for each one at boot time. This was
always somewhat error-prone as you generally need the kernel and core system
libraries (libc, etc.) to match to have a working system.
IMHO the Install use case is largely obsolete as zfs provides a much cleaner
way to quickly clone an entire boot environment as a separate bootable zfs
Once zfs boot/root came on the scene I stopped using Install entirely.
You can find some documentation on Install.sh at
http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community+Group+on/devref_5 but I don't
think it's worth going out of your way to support this use case.
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